The City of Corona has initiated the extension of Foothill Parkway from Skyline Drive to Paseo Grande at Green River, a project that has been anticipated since the 1980s.
Project History. The extension of Foothill Parkway has been planned since the mid-1980s when it was included in the Sierra Del Oro General Plan Amendment. Click here for the original roadway alignment. In 2004, it was included in the City's General Plan Update. Now, the final planning for this important project will be taking place.
Project Description. The Foothill Parkway Westerly Extension Project is designed to improve east/west traffic flow through the southern portion of the city and provide a parallel route to Ontario Avenue. The Westerly Extension Project will construct two new miles of Foothill Parkway from Skyline Drive to Paseo Grande at Green River. Connections to the new section of Foothill Parkway from both Mangular Avenue via Chase Drive and Border Avenue are also being considered as part of the overall project.
In designing the new roadway, careful analysis and mitigation of potential impacts to scenic resources, noise, and traffic are key. In addition, considerable environmental review and engineering is necessary to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
Project Location/Roadway Alignment. The two mile extension meanders between Skyline Drive to Paseo Grande at Green River along the northern boundary of the Cleveland National Forest. The alignment passes through portions of the Municipal Water District (MWD) Lower Feeder Easement and Mabey Canyon Debris Basin. The adjusted alignment concept was developed with the goal of minimizing impacts to existing development and environmental resources and avoiding encroachments into the Cleveland National Forest. Click here for the proposed roadway alignment.