The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), along with Caltrans, propose to realign State Route 79 between Domenigoni Parkway and Gilman Springs Road in the San Jacino-Hemet area. The Final EIR/EIS was approved on October 29, 2016.Record of Decision issued December 16, 2016. Alternative 1br was selected as the Preferred Alternative. SR-79’s most Current Project Newsletter along with project milestones attached here.
The project is in the expenditure plan for Measure A, Riverside County’s ½ cent sales tax measure for transportation, which will fund a portion of the project. However, the expenditure plan assumed 50% of all project expenses would be paid for with federal and state transportation funding sources. These sources are currently funded far below historical levels; therefore, until additional funding is available, the Commission cannot proceed with right-of-way acquisition or construction of the project. We will update as new information is made available.
For more information: http://www.rctc.org/projects/state-route-79/sr-79-realignment-project
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