I-215/Newport Road Interchange Improvement Project – Overview

Project Improvements

The County of Riverside, in cooperation with the City of Menifee and Caltrans, is proposing a project to reconstruct the existing interchange located on Interstate 215 (I-215) at Newport Road in the City of Menifee.  The proposed improvements would reconstruct the existing diamond interchange into a partial cloverleaf interchange configuration, with northbound and southbound loop on-ramps.  The existing bridge would be widened to accommodate six through lanes of traffic, deceleration lanes approaching the loop on-ramps, outside shoulders that will be used as bike lanes and a sidewalk on the north side of the bridge.  On the mainline freeway, acceleration lanes would be added to the direct on-ramps and a deceleration lane would be added to the northbound off-ramp.  The northbound freeway bridge over Salt Creek would be widened to accommodate the northbound on-ramp acceleration lane.













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Construction Start April 2015
Anticipated Construction Completion  Spring 2017
Contractor Ames Construction, Inc.
Construction Bid $31,133,024
Total Project Cost $48.4 million
Cooperating Agencies Riverside County Transportation
City of Menifee
Federal Hwy Administration
Funding Menifee RBBD
City of Menifee
Gas Company
Project Contact Cindi Wachi, (951) 955-1863