New Route 60 Truck Lanes Opened May 20 on Time and within Budget

After more than three years of working on it with a budget of $138 million, we are happy to announce that the New Route 60 Truck Lanes officially opened on May 20th.

FALCON Engineering Services company provided construction management services to the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) which began construction of the $138 million highway investment in June 2019.  RCTC  cooperated with Caltrans which provided design and construction oversight. The new lanes opened on time and within budget.

Traveling between the desert and western Riverside County is safer and easier with the opening of the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s Route 60 Truck Lanes in the Badlands.

“This project has fully transformed the Route 60 corridor from a narrow, winding roadway to one that is wide open, safe, and a great new way to drive between the Coachella Valley and western Riverside County,” said RCTC Chair and Riverside County 4th District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “RCTC’s investment in Route 60 has provided a stronger way to connect our residents,” he said.

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Funding was provided by a combination of federal, state, and local sources and employed approximately 1,400 workers.

See our other project facts and figures:

  • Crews installed 123 drainage systems with 15,000 feet of pipe
  • A 2,200 foot-long retaining wall was built using 60,000 blocks that support up to 3,750 tons of weight
  • A total of 155,000 cubic yards of concrete was used for the top layer of the lanes.

Closeout work will continue during the weeks ahead with nighttime lane closures likely. Please follow @60trucklanes on social media or visit the project website, for updates.

Source: RCTC