Route 91/Van Buren Blvd Interchange in Riverside has Helped Relieve Traffic Congestion
Led by the City of Riverside and Caltrans, the $35 million Route 91/Van Buren Blvd Interchange project widened the bridge over the 91 from four to six lanes with dual left-turn lanes to enter the 91. A new eastbound on-ramp was built on Indiana Avenue parallel to the 91, helping improve traffic flow at the Indiana Avenue/Van Buren Boulevard intersection. The project was completed in 2011.
This interchange – and other infrastructure projects in western Riverside County – benefit from the MSHCP, which streamlines the environmental permitting process for infrastructure projects. This provides clearance and mitigation for federal and state endangered species under the California Environmental Quality Act.
Without the MSHCP, projects like the Route 91/Van Buren Blvd Interchange would require reviews by several agencies, adding years and additional costs before beginning construction.