Business Loop I-15 through Lake Elsinore follows portions of old U.S. Highway 395 and California 71 west from Interstate 15. Separating from the freeway at Exit 73, the route takes Diamond Drive to connect with Lakeshore Drive west to Short Street north. Main Street leads the business loop north through the city street grid back to I-15 at Exit 75. A signed western spur of the route extends along Graham Avenue and Lakeshore Drive to California 74 as well.

The 1991 California State Highway System Log references three branches along Business Loop I-15 in Lake Elsinore. The center leg linked Interstate 15 with Graham Avenue along a 0.7-mile section of Main Street. The northern segment spurred 2.5 miles northwest along Graham Avenue to California 74 (Riverside Drive). The eastern section looped 2.2 miles along a combination of South Main Street, Short Street, Lakeshore Drive and Railroad Canyon Road east from the city center to Interstate 15.


Business Loop I-15 (Main Street) south
Main Street south at Heald Avenue in Downtown Lake Elsinore. Business Loop I-15 follows an old alignment of U.S. 395 and California 71 through Lake Elsinore. When U.S. 395 was rerouted to the what later became Interstate 215 between Perris and Temecula, California 71 was extended to take over the former U.S. 395 route between Lake Elsinore and Temecula. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Leaving the Lake Elsinore city center, Business Loop I-15 shifts from South Main Street to Short Street by City Park and Library Street. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Although not signed, Business Loop I-15 turns from Short Street onto Lakeshore Drive east at this stop sign. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Southbound Business Loop I-15 proceeds east along Lakeshore Drive. Lakeshore Drive runs just north of the eastern reaches of Lake Elsinore. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Lakepoint Park fronts the south side of Lakeshore Drive to the immediate east of Short Street. Photo taken 06/24/07.
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Lakeshore Drive advances east through increasing suburban development toward a retail area at Interstate 15. Photos taken 06/24/07.
Spanning the San Jacinto River, Lakeshore Drive expands into a five-lane commercial arterial. Photo taken 06/24/07.
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Just beyond the San Jacinto River, Business Loop I-15 turns north into Diamond Drive to rejoin Interstate 15. Old U.S. 395 and former California 71 continue south onto Mission Trail to the city of Wildomar. Photos taken 06/24/07.



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06/24/07 by AARoads

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Page Updated 07-18-2018.