I-15 Railroad Canyon Road and Franklin Street Interchange Project

Project Status: Final Design and Right of Way

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

Implementation Agency:  Riverside County Transportation Commission 

Alternative 1 - No Build

Selected - Alternative 2 with 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).

Propose to construct a new Interchange @ New Franklin Street located about 1,160 ft. north of existing Franklin Street. The selected Alternative will be constructed in phases:

  • Phase 1 - Railroad interchanges improvements at I-15
    • Estimated cost $36 million

  • Phase 2 - New Franklin Street interchange at I-15
    • Estimated cost $65.5 million 

Final Environmental Document approved August 25, 2017