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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2011
CONTACT: Michele Patterson
Assistant to the City Manager
951-413-3030

SR-60 / Nason Street Milestone Celebration Logo of SR60 project

The City of Moreno Valley will celebrate the significant progress made on the SR-60 / Nason St. interchange ramps on Monday, December 5, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

As part of a $10 million, federally-funded improvement project, the City is reconstructing and realigning all four SR-60 Nason St. freeway on- and off-ramps, adding auxiliary lanes at the eastbound on-ramp and westbound off-ramp, installing traffic signals at both new Nason St. / ramp intersections, and adding new sidewalk on the west side of Nason St.

After successfully completing two short-term ramp closures, the contractor re-opened the new eastbound on- and off-ramps in the new "diamond" configuration. Now, motorists on Nason St. who want to drive eastbound on SR-60 enter the new ramp on the east side of Nason St., across from the new eastbound off-ramp, instead of from the west side.

Artists rendering of the SR60 project

Nason St. has been temporarily shifted to the east and raised to meet the new ramp grades. This temporary roadbed will be replaced with the final steps in the project, to be completed over the next four months:

  • Completion of the new westbound on-ramp,
  • Raising of the final Nason St. roadway, west of the existing temporary Nason St. roadbed to align with the existing bridge, and
  • Installation of traffic signals at both intersections (the new Nason St. / eastbound off-ramp / on-ramp and the Nason St. / Elder Ave. / westbound ramp intersections).

Re-opening the ramps in time for the November holiday season was a priority for the City, which focused on maintaining convenient access on Nason St. for Moreno Valley residents and businesses. Construction is on schedule for completion of the ramps, Nason St. re-alignment, and traffic signal installation. Phase 2 of the project (bridge replacement) will commence in 2012 and is expected to continue approximately 18 months.

Anyone seeking to stay informed about project-related traffic alerts can call the toll-free hotline at 1.888.493.8410 or sign up for email alerts at the project's website: http://60nasonproject.com.

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