I-15 Traffic Solution for North San Diego and South Riverside Counties

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The Problem:   

Drivers commuting from Riverside County on an inadequate freeway structure are frustrated and using GPS apps to cut time off their long drives.  The I-15 freeway stands still daily in both directions during high volume commuter hours, and in emergencies.  The housing and developmental growth experienced in the last 15 years in Riverside County has not been supported by the development of a sufficient interstate infrastructure, and we are now all suffering because of this.

Additionally, the commuter-jammed I-15 freeway has caused all rural communities along the corridor, with once-quiet streets to overflow with hostile and frustrated drivers. The limited egress is being blocked by commuters on a daily basis and is impacting all aspects of these residents' lives.  Additionally this would make an emergency evacuation impossible.  Safety issues abound, especially for the children and residents of these rural communities. There has been an increase in traffic collisions due to speeding, impatient drivers passing illegally and poor intersection visibility.  The street surfaces are crumbling under the weight of being over-traveled.  The quality of life in these rural communities along the freeway is being affected by poor air quality and increased noise levels (loud engines, squealing tires, horns, extremely loud music, etc.)

What We Propose

•  SANDAG/Transnet I-15 plans be amended to add a carpool/FasTrak lane in each direction from the 78-15 interchange north to the 15/215 split in Riverside County.
•  All our representatives write to encourage WRCOG to expedite this plan.
•  Allocate funding for additional CHP patrols in these areas to enforce traffic laws and protect residents during high volume hours until this issue is resolved.
•  Our elected officials take this problem seriously and come up with solutions.