I-215 / Van Buren Interchange Reconstruction


i-215-van-burenThe existing Van Buren Boulevard Interchange on Interstate 215 (I-215) was reconstructed to accommodate increased traffic demand, satisfy environmental constraints, and maintain a desirable level of service. Located near the cities of Moreno Valley and Riverside in Riverside County, the project extends from the Harley Knox Interchange to the south, and the Cactus Avenue Interchange to the north.

The reconfiguration of the existing tight diamond interchange included: the addition of a new eastbound to northbound entrance ramp; realignment and widening of Van Buren Boulevard; replacement of the bridge structures over the railroad and freeway; minor realignment of southbound I-215; the addition of a traffic signal at the northbound ramps, auxiliary lanes along I-215 between Van Buren Boulevard and Cactus Avenue, and acceleration/deceleration lanes south of Van Buren Boulevard. Various aesthetic treatments are on the bridge structures, retaining walls, and decorative landscaping to reflect the area’s military influence.

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