After delays due to pandemic-related uncertainty, new Temecula Valley Lexus is 11 months away

Construction begins at the site of the new Temecula Valley Lexus on Dlr Drive. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
If everything goes to plan, Temecula-area residents will no longer have to drive a half-hour or more out of their way to find a Lexus dealership. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in November at the planned Temecula Valley Lexus, which will be located on a five-acre site near Dlr Drive and Ynez Road. Owner Tom Rudnai, who also owns Temecula Valley Toyota, said the project is about 11 months away from completion. The Lexus dealership project has had its fair share of delays, though. In September 2019, a formal development plan was submitted for construction of the planned 54,383-square-foot dealership near Dlr Drive and Ynez Road, and two months later, city officials said they expected the dealership to be open by October 2020, which didn’t happen. Rudnai said the delays resulte
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