The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), proposes to realign State Route 79 (SR-79) between Domenigoni Parkway and Gilman Springs Road in the San Jacinto-Hemet area.
Alternative 1br was selected as the Preferred Alternative and the Record of Decision was signed on December 16, 2016 by Caltrans.
The Environmental Document for the project was approved in December of 2016. 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.
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