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A $29 million project to widen Temescal Canyon Road near Corona could ease traffic

Drivers seeking a way to avoid traffic on the 15 Freeway south of Corona will soon have better route.
Construction could begin in December on a $29 million project to widen more than a mile of Temescal Canyon Road from two to four lanes , Riverside County Transportation Director Patty Romo said.
Two segments of the road that runs parallel to the freeway will expand: From Dos Lagos Drive south to Leroy Road and a 3/4-mile stretch north of Dawson Canyon Road. An 8-foot bike lane will be added in both directions.

It will take about nine months to complete the widening, Romo said.
After the construction, Temescal Canyon Road will have four lanes — two in both directions — from the 15 near Tom’s Farms to Tom Barnes Street, north of the Crossings at Corona shopping mall.
The project has two major benefits, Romo said. A wider street will allow cars to get around freeway congestion and create a safer driving experience, she said.
“It’s a safety improvement because now you’ve got four lanes,” she said.
Construction won’t be done during morning or afternoon commutes, she said. The goal is to have two lanes open during work hours.
In addition to adding bike lanes, sidewalks will be built on at least one side of the road.


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It’s possible that Temescal Canyon Road, from Cajalco to El Cerrito roads, north of the project, will be widened as well. Romo said funding is needed for the environmental studies for the project.

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