Project Status: Environmental Phase
Overview: RCTC, in partnership with Caltrans and the city of Lake Elsinore, is managing the environmental studies for 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
The Public Notice for a Public Information Meeting and Initial Study/ [with Proposed Mitigated Declaration] Environmental Assessment (IS/EA) is available for review on the city of Lake Elsinore web page:
Please submit your comments in writing no later than 5 pm, February 13, 2017 to:
Marie Petry, California Department of Transportation,
District 8, Division of Environmental Planning
464 W. Fourth St., Mail Station 821,
San Bernardino, CA 92401
The comment period began on January 12, 2017.
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 proposes 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.