A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the California Oaks Road/Interstate 15 Interchange has been announced.
All public and businesses are welcome to attend the event. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday Sept. 13 in the Cal Oaks Plaza Shopping Center parking lot.
Work on the interchange began in winter 2011, and was expected to be compete by August of this year.
Motorists have been enjoying the use of the new on- and off-ramps for some weeks now, as well as the widened roadway beneath the overpass.
"The majority of the roadwork is done," Murrieta City Engineer Pat Thomas told Patch.
"They are going to reseal and re-stripe it again, but that will be done at night," Thomas said.
Landscaping has also already been budgeted for he said, and that work should begin soon.
The project cost the city at least $11.13 million through its contract with Granite Construction. The funds for the project were allotted to the city through the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
Another $515,000 was needed
However, the grand opening ceremony still falls within days of the estimated completion date.