Drivers can use the northbound on-ramp at Nuevo Road as a detour. Drivers coming from the south can head north on Redlands Avenue and west on Nuevo Road to re-enter the freeway. Alternatively, drivers can take A Street north to Nuevo Road, and then head east on Nuevo to the northbound on-ramp.
The southbound off-ramp will remain open, with the exception of night-time closures, and access to businesses along D Street will be preserved.
The bridge replacement is part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s I-215 Central Project, which adds one lane in each direction of the freeway between Nuevo Road in Perris and Scott Road in Menifee. The D Street bridge is being replaced to accommodate the addition of these lanes.
Project construction began in February and is scheduled to be completed by mid-2015. The project is expected to add more than 1,800 jobs, reduce traffic delays and improve air quality. This $123.5 million project is primarily funded by State Proposition 1b and other state transportation funding sources. Once completed, the freeway will span three lanes in both directions from Interstate 15 in Temecula to State Route 60 in Riverside.
For more information, visit i215project.info or call the project helpline at 855-442-1546. Helpline calls will be returned by the next business day. In addition, real-time traffic conditions and transit information is available by calling 511 or by visiting ie511.org.
—News release submitted by Eliza Echevarria, RCTC Community Relations Manager