The 16 mile, north-south arterial runs parallels to the west side of Interstate 15. The road extends from State Route 79 in the City of Temecula through the cities of Murrieta, Wildomar, and Lake Elsinore (the street name changes).
The communities vary from suburban to semi-rural, and from newly incorporated (Wildomar) to long established (Lake Elsinore). In some sections, the street is a four lane divided roadway with full improvements; in other areas the street narrows to two lanes with no other improvements.
The route connects the original town-centers of the cities. In the developed portions, the street pattern is a hierarchy grid pattern with excellent freeway access at several points and frontage to I-15. Parallel to I-15, the corridor is an alternate route in the event I-15 closes temporarily.
Existing Conditions Analysis
Prior to developing recommendations for future transportation and land use improvements, it is important to understand the conditions of the Corridor as they exist today. Specific items addressed in the Existing Conditions and Regulatory Framework Report include the current roadway configurations within the Study area, the presence or absence of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, existing transit routes, and the current land use patterns found along the Corridor. This Report also summarizes and analyzes the existing policy framework that would affect future conditions. Policies evaluated include those related to future transportation improvements and land use development within the Corridor. Download the full report.