Interchange flyovers set to open

After many years of planning and 3+ years of construction, Caltrans is adding the finishing touches to the newly-built flyovers for the 60/91/215 interchange project in downtown Riverside. Although construction will continue on other aspects of the freeway project until about mid-2008, the flyovers are scheduled to open for traffic the last week of December.

Dec. 2007 - 60/91/215 interchange
Dec. 2007 – 60/91/215 interchange

The two freeway-to-freeway connectors — northbound 60/215 to westbound 91 and southbound 215 to eastbound 60/215 — are the main aspects of the $350+ million project, which also includes additional lanes and rebuilt bridges, mostly along a 5 mile stretch along the 60/215 toward Moreno Valley.

Long considered one of the region’s worst bottlenecks, the project will greatly expand capacity of the 1950s-era cloverleaf and adjoining tributaries. The interchange was one of the primary projects promised from the county’s half-cent transportation sales tax, first passed by voters in 1988.



Sources: The Press-Enterprise, Riverside County Transportation Commission

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