Work on the 12.5-mile project between Scott Road in Menifee and Nuevo Road in Perris began in February 2013 and was anticipated for completion in mid-2015. RCTC opened a 6.75-mile section of the project – between Scott Road and Ethanac Road in Perris – to northbound drivers on November 7, 2014. The southbound lane opened to motorists on November 14, 2014.

The opening of this section of roadway is more than six months ahead of schedule.Although the lanes have opened, RCTC wants to remind motorists that this is an active construction zone, and the speed limit is 55 MPH. Please keep in mind that traffic fines double in construction zones. Thank you for driving safely!

The remainder of the project, another 5.75 miles between Ethanac Road and Nuevo Road in Perris, will continue as scheduled, with completion planned for mid-2015.

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Interstate 215 Central Project

Scott Road (Menifee) to Nuevo Road (Perris)

RCTC began construction early 2013 to widen 12.5 miles of Interstate 215 between Scott Road in Menifee and Nuevo Road in Perris. One lane will be added in each direction to this section of I-215. Once completed, there will be three continuous northbound lanes and three continuous southbound lanes on I-215 between I-15 and State Route 60.

For questions about the I-215 Central Project, please call the project helpline at
855-44-215-INFO (855-442-1546). Click here to submit an online question or comment.

Construction Updates

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The I-215 speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph between Scott Road and Nuevo Road. The speed limit for Perris Boulevard has been reduced to 25 mph between Jarvis Street and San Jacinto Avenue. Speed limit signs are posted. Please be aware that traffic fines increase in construction zones.

Perris Boulevard Temporary Closures

Crews completed construction of the west half of the Perris Boulevard bridge in early 2014. Crews are working on the east half of the bridge, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. During this activity, there will be ongoing, temporary closures of the Perris Boulevard. Pedestrian access is available on the west side of the Perris Boulevard bridge. 

Safety is RCTC's Top Priority

  • Slow down and watch for workers and equipment
  • Allow extra time to get to work and school
  • Be extra careful when driving at night or in the rain
  • Avoid use of mobile phones or other distractions
  • Watch for closures and follow detours
  • Check with RTA regarding changes in bus routes
  • The I-215 speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph between Scott Road and Nuevo Road. The speed limit for Perris Boulevard has been reduced to 25 mph between Jarvis Street and San Jacinto Avenue. Speed limit signs have been posted. Please be aware that traffic fines increase in the construction zones.
  • Follow the “Move Over” law and move away from freeway construction work when safe to do so.
    • Project Location Map Graphic - Overview (March 14, 2013)