I-15 Railroad Canyon Road and Franklin Street Interchange Project

Project Status:  Environmental Phase

Overview:  RCTC, is managing the delivery of the Railroad Canyon Road and I-15 Interchange project for the city of Lake Elsinore.

Lead Agency for CEQA & NEPA:  California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

Local Agency Lead & Sponsor: City of Lake Elsinore

Four Alternatives are under consideration.

Alternative 1 - No Build

Alternative 2 - Hook Ramps @ Grape Street

Alternative 3 - Hook Ramps at Grape Street and Casino Drive

Alternative 4 - Reconstruct existing intersections on Railroad Canyon Road between Lakeshore Drive-Mission Trail and Summerhill Drive-Grape Street to roundabouts (yield control).

All proposed Build alternatives also propose to construct a new Interchange @ New Franklin Street located about 1,160 ft. north of existing Franklin Street. The Build Alternatives range in cost from $97.4 million to $112.4 million - depending on build alternative selected.