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City of Menifee celebrates groundbreaking of Holland Road Overpass

Pictured, from left, are City Manager Armando Villa, WRCOG Deputy Executive Director Chris Gray, Councilman Bob Karwin, Councilman Matt Liesemeyer, Mayor Bill Zimmerman, Mayor Pro Tem Dean Deines, Councilwoman Lesa Sobek, Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington, and Public Works Director Nick Fidler. Photo provided by the City of Menifee.

After several years of planning and development, the City of Menifee gathered this morning with regional and community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Holland Road Overpass. The Holland Road Overpass Project will help reduce traffic on Newport Road and Scott Road by providing a new east/west route across the 215 Freeway. It is expected to be completed by the fall of 2024.

Holland Road Overpass will create a new, four-lane overcrossing between Antelope Road and Haun Road along Holland Road over the 215 freeway. The project will include bike lanes and sidewalks in each direction and incorporate several design features including a cobblestone rock blanket slope, decorative barrier rail and bridge lighting, and Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls.

“Holland Road Overpass is a critical infrastructure improvement project that will help alleviate traffic on Newport Road and expand overall mobility across our community,” Councilwoman Lesa Sobek said. “Improving traffic congestion remains a high priority for our city council, which is why we have invested nearly $500 million in CIP projects that will improve the quality of life for our residents here in Menifee.”

Additional roadway improvements from the Holland Road Overpass include a new portion of Holland Road on the west side of the I-215, a new realignment of Willowood Lane, and a new cul-de-sac for Dutch Circle. Landscaping and irrigation will also be included as part of the project.

The $35 million project was funded through a variety of local sources. More than $4 million of the funding for this project was paid for by Menifee’s Quality of Life Measure. Passed by Menifee voters in November 2016, the Quality of Life Measure (also known as Measure DD) approved a one-cent sales tax to provide local funding that cannot be taken by the state. 

The funding provided by the measure has allowed the city to maintain and enhance numerous city services including road safety and traffic mitigation, as well as public safety services.

An additional $10.25 million for Holland Road Overpass was funded through the Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) program administered by the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG).

For more information or to sign up for project updates, visit www.hollandoverpass.com.

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