Ultimate interchange or ultimate deal?
Last updated 2/28/2008 at Noon
A storied 35-acre tract at Temecula’s south side is drawing new scrutiny as city officials plan the start of a $30.6 million project that is intended to ease traffic congestion at a crucial city bottleneck.
City public works officials say they are finishing environmental reports and charting the start of construction in about a year on the so-called “ultimate interchange” at Interstate 15 and Highway 79 South, which is also known as Temecula Parkway.
At the same time, members of a newly-formed citizens’ watchdog group are dissecting the city’s $7.1 million purchase of the tract...