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Tired of traffic on the 15 Freeway? City leaders hope to fix that

 

Last updated 12/7/2017 at Noon

Traffic slows to a crawl along northbound I-15 in Rainbow over 7 miles south of the Winchester Road. off-ramp in Temecula. Northbound I-15 traffic consistently backs up for miles south of Temecula typically between the hours of 3-7 p.m. on weekdays causing long delays for motorists due to a combination of factors such as bottle-necking, limited lanes, and insufficient on and off-ramps for the increasing amount of traffic. Shane Gibson photo (Traffic slows to a crawl along northbound I-15 in Rainbow over 7 miles south of the Winchester Road. off-ramp in Temecula. Northbound I-15 traffic consistently backs up for miles south of Temecula typically between the hours of 3-7 p.m. on weekdays causing long delays for motorists due to a combination of factors such as bottle-necking, limited lanes, and insufficient on and off-ramps for the increasing amount of traffic. Shane Gibson photo)

Bumper-to-bumper traffic that regularly afflicts a portion of the 15 Freeway in the Temecula Valley can be a major cause of frustration to commuters, but city leaders fear traffic issues will impact more than just people’s nerves.

Temecula City Councilmember Mike Naggar said heavy traffic could impede the growth of Southwest Riverside County’s tourism economy, prevent people in important professions from moving to the area and hinder future economic development.

With those concerns in mind, Naggar and fellow Councilmember Matt Rahn invited officials from several other cities as well a...



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