The city of Temecula is wrapping up the first phase of a new freeway interchange that will inevitably improve safety and traffic flow along the Winchester Road/south Interstate 15 freeway off-ramp and dramatically change the landscape of the Temecula Valley.
The French Valley Interchange, which is primarily funded with regional development impact fees, will create a flurry of road-altering changes. Features include 2-mile-long thoroughfares that will run parallel to each side of the I-15 freeway, new off-ramps and on-ramps that will allow motorists to reach I-215 freeway without accessing the I-15 freeway and vice versa. The project will also provide motorists another east/west means of crossing the freeway avoiding unnecessary side roads.
The French Valley Interchange is the first new interchange to the growing region since the 1980s. When complete, French Valley Parkway will pull thousands of cars off severely congested roadways. The first phase of the project consists of building a new southbound French Valley Parkway off-ramp from Interstate 15 that will connect to the west side of town and a second lane for the Winchester southbound off-ramp and will be complete by January 2014.
For more detailed information on the project, visit cityoftemecula.org KEYWORD: French Valley Interchange.