Scott Road interchange set to ease Menifee traffic woes

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Looking at the northbound on-ramp of the construction site of the Scott Road Interstate 215 Interchange Project in September. Shane Gibson photo

During a Thursday, Aug. 29, tour of the Scott Road and Interstate 15 interchange project Menifee city officials and others learned about the project and how its completion would help to ease traffic for commuters and residents alike.

City officials, including Menifee Mayor Bill Zimmerman, dignitaries and a handful of others gathered at the jobsite trailer on Bailey Park Boulevard near Haun Road before heading over to Scott Road for a project overview and on-site tour.

The $57.8 million project is expected to be completed later this year and includes a realignment of the northbound on-ramp to include three lanes with an HOV meter, a new northbound off-ramp loop to provide continuous movement for traffic traveling westbound on Scott Road will be added. The northbound off-ramp will also be widened and realigned for eastbound traffic onto Scott Road.

For those heading south, the new widened southbound on-ramp loop will provide freeway access for traffic traveling westbound on Scott Road as well as a widened southbound on-ramp for those traveling eastbound on Scott Road. Drivers taking the southbound off-ramp can expect widened lanes.

Drainage, lighting, sign improvements and signal modifications for all off and on-ramps will also be part of the project.

For more information on the Scott Road, Interstate 15 project, visit www.cityofmenifee.us, and click on Business and Development.

Kim Harris can be reached by email at valleyeditor@reedermedia.com.