More than $7 million in state transportation funds will be dedicated to an interchange construction project in Perris, it was announced Wednesday.
The California Transportation Commission included the Placentia Avenue/Interstate 215 Interchange Project in the second round of revenue commitments under the 2019 Local Partnership Formulaic Program.
Just over $72 million for several dozen projects statewide will be made available as part of the CTC allocation, according to Caltrans. The funds were generated through fees approved by cities and counties.
“The projects adopted by the commission will leverage the funding provided by these communities to improve safety, mobility, quality of life and economic growth,” CTC Chair Fran Inman said.
The Placentia Avenue/Interstate 215 Interchange Project is the centerpiece of the Mid-County Parkway Project managed by the Riverside County Transportation Commission.
The Mid-County Parkway will entail creating a 16-mile east-west corridor to speed up travel between Perris and San Jacinto, according to the RCTC.
Work on the interchange is slated to get underway in the second half of 2019.
The existing Placentia Avenue overcrossing will be expanded, with new on- and offramps, enhancements to the east frontage road paralleling the freeway and other modifications to reduce congestion and expedite travel.
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