The final portion of funding required to start construction on upgrades to the Railroad Canyon Road/Interstate 15 interchange in Lake Elsinore is finally in place, and ground is expected to be broken on the project this spring, according to local officials.
The California Transportation Commission approved $17.9 million in state funds Dec. 9, making up the balance needed to fully fund the approximately $45 million construction project, according to the Riverside County Transportation Commission. The project will add lanes on Railroad Canyon Road underneath Interstate 15, add exit lanes on the freeway and move northbound on- and off-ramps to Grape Street. It will also add a new interchange at Franklin Street just north of Railroad Canyon.
“We are hoping to break ground in April and