French Valley Parkway Update
Flatiron is constructing a new off-ramp from southbound Interstate 15 to the French Valley Parkway in Temecula, CA. The 2,000-foot-long off-ramp will initially be one lane, but will eventually accommodate two lanes of traffic. Construction includes building four retaining walls.
“It’s going well,” said project manager Justin Allington. “We’ve significantly completed the off-ramp and are installing fence, irrigation, landscaping and a sidewalk in preparation for the opening.”
The project also includes the retrofit of an existing off-ramp and small bridge a half-mile down I-15. Crews are widening the existing off-ramp from one lane to two lanes. The team dug out, demolished and rebuilt the entire ramp during one weekend closure.
The $14 million project for the City of Temecula began in June 2012. The new interchange opened in October, and the interchange and bridge retrofits are scheduled for completion in January 2014. This is phase one of a two-phase project.