large interchange project in Southern California that includes a
truck bypass may be delayed by California’s continuing budget crisis.
is in the midst of a significant budget crisis, facing a state deficit
of up to $38 billion for the year. State officials have not yet
been able to reach an agreement on the budget, due more than a week
ago, and significant cuts are expected in many programs.
of those may end up being the interchange of the Riverside and Pomona
freeways, according to a report from The Los Angeles Times.
The project – which includes a cloverleaf-style interchange, extended
carpool lanes, additional freeway lanes and a truck bypass on the
southbound Riverside Freeway – is more than $26 million short of
the amount needed to commence work.
newspaper, quoting state officials, reported that without a working
state budget, existing road projects won’t be financed, and new
road work will be worse off than that.
interchange work, on the drawing board for a decade, could be delayed
several more years.
Riverside Freeway, or state Route 91, runs along the Santa Ana River.
The PomonaFreeway, or state Route 60, runs from the East Los Angeles
Interchange (10/101/5/60) to I-10 at Beaumont, CA. The two roads
intersect east of Los Angeles, roughly halfway between the center
of the metropolitan area and Palm Springs, CA.