The Riverside County Transportation Department is moving forward with its plans to widen two stretches of Temescal Canyon Road. Bicycle lanes also will be added.
An informational workshop will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 12 at the Trilogy Lodge, 24503 Trilogy Parkway. An environmental analysis was necessary and has been prepared.
Comments about the widening project and the analysis are being accepted by the county now through Sunday, Sept. 24
Comments should be emailed to Marcia Frances Rose, MFRose@rivco.org.
Here’s the link to the analysis; questions also can be asked at Tuesday’s meeting:
County OKs concept for TCR improvements
(Published Oct. 13, 2015)
Anne Meyer of the Riverside County Transportation Commission and Juan Perez of the Riverside County Transportation Department at the October Municipal Advisory Council meeting presented a concept plan for improvements to be made along Temescal Canyon Road in the El Cerrito and Temescal Valley areas.
Left-turn lanes will be constructed on Temescal Canyon Road at Lawson Road, across from Tom’s Farms and at Hostettler Road in Horsethief Canyon Ranch. Construction on the lanes should begin in the middle of next year. It was suggested at the meeting that street lights be placed near the left-turn lanes.
Also planned is a culvert under Temescal Canyon Road south of Tom’s Farms and north of Glen Ivy Road that would prevent drainage from Coldwater Canyon from flooding and washing out Temescal Canyon Road during heavy storms. This construction should begin late next year.
The concept also looks at widening three stretches of Temescal Canyon Road from two to four lanes. The areas to be widened are from El Cerrito Road south to Tom Barnes Street in back of The Crossings, from 7-Oaks Deli south to the beginning of Wildrose Business Park, and from the southern end of Wildrose Business Park to the Temescal Canyon Road and I-15 interchange.
The road widening will be done in three phases and will cost about $25 million. There are no construction dates established yet because the county still must determine the source or sources for the $25 million. Read the staff report HERE