Highway Update: Caltrans street sweeping taking place on I-215 through Murrieta and Menifee

This week motorists may be seeing California Department of Transportation street sweeping crews performing work operations on Interstate 215 in Murrieta and Menifee.

Work will occur through Friday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The following are planned work and alternating closure locations: northbound and southbound I-215 right shoulder and No. 3 lane from I-15/I-215 interchange to McCall Blvd.; northbound and southbound I-215 center median, left shoulder and No. 1 lane From I-15/I-215 interchange to McCall Blvd.


Caltrans work continues on State Route 79 in Hemet. The project will modify and upgrade a traffic signal, reconstruct and upgrade sidewalks, curb ramps and driveways to current Americans with Disabilities Act standards. This will take place at the intersection of E. Latham and Florida avenues. Crews continue with digging, set up and installation of foundations for signal posts. Temporary pedestrian access will be provided as soon as weather conditions allow. Use caution in and around the construction zone through Friday, March 24 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

San Jacinto

Caltrans continues work on the $4 million safety project to construct a median concrete barrier and rumble strips on State Route 79 near San Jacinto, weather and temperature dependent. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. All work will take place in the median behind the k-rails. Crews will sawcut, break existing asphalt, and excavate for the installation of a new drainage pipe.

Moreno Valley

The City of Moreno Valley, in partnership with Caltrans, is replacing the Moreno Beach Drive two-lane bridge with a seven-lane bridge and reconfiguring the north side of the interchange to allow easier access to and from State Route 60. Improvements will include a new westbound auxiliary lane, as well as a dedicated southbound Moreno Beach Drive to westbound State Route 60 on-ramp.

Palm Springs

Caltrans continued work on the project to construct and upgrade curb ramps to ADA standards and modify signal and lighting systems on State Route 111 in Palm Springs, weather permitting. Crews will continue work from Lawrence Crossley Road to West Gateway Drive. A minimum of one lane will be open in each direction at all times through Friday, March 24 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Desert Center

The California Department of Transportation continues operations on a pavement rehabilitation project from Desert Center to west of Wiley’s Well Rest Area (PM 134) on Interstate 10, weather permitting. Daytime closures are Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Crews will be removing k-rail and relocating k-rail on the eastbound I-10. Lane 1 will be closed (quarter mile closures) from Corn Springs Road to Wiley’s Well Road.

San Bernardino

Caltrans continues its work to rehabilitate 59 miles of lanes, ramps and drainage systems on Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County. The project spans from Oak Hill Road in Hesperia to just south of Bear Valley Road in Victorville. Be alert for work trucks entering and exiting from the center median in the project area.

To avoid delays, use SR-138 to SR-18 in Phelan back to I-15 as a detour. Please use caution and remember to reduce your speed when approaching and driving through the construction zones.

Tony Ault