August 13, 2022
Mid-County Parkway gets a new focus
PERRIS – (INT) – The future of the proposed $1.4 billion Mid-County Parkway (MCP) took a turn Wednesday when the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) unanimously voted to shift its attention to a future segment of the project away from the City of Perris.

Initial construction of the parkway, which was proposed 22-years ago connecting Perris with San Jacinto, will start in the more rural Lakeview-Nuevo area adjacent to the existing Ramona Expressway.

Recently, Perris City officials voiced concern about the impact of the parkway on a new high school and surrounding neighborhoods, and urged the RCTC not to start acquiring property in their city.

More than $150 million has been spent on the planning process. Additional funds will be used to start the substitute segment of the parkway.

RCTC officials said it may be 5-years before they resume work on that segment of the parkway in Perris.

Meantime, a new interchange on the I-215 at Placentia Avenue, which would eventually become the western terminus of the parkway, is nearing completion and will open this summer.
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