The Laurel Valley Hill residents will approach get to Franklin Boulevard similarly to how they do today. They will drive under the I-5 southbound entrance ramp and turn left at the Riverview Street intersection at a new roundabout that will terminate the off-ramp at Riverview.
The way Laurel Valley Hill residents get home from Franklin Boulevard will change. This project will close the existing connection from the southbound I-5 entrance ramp into the neighborhood and convert the portion of the existing northbound I-5 exit ramp into a two-lane roadway from Franklin Boulevard to Riverview Street. To get to the Laurel Valley Hill neighborhood from Franklin Boulevard, drivers will turn onto the 2-lane road (former I-5 off-ramp) from the East Gateway roundabout. They will then proceed to the Riverview Street intersection and turn right. The East Gateway also provides a benefit to the Laurel Valley Hill residents as it can be used as a u-turn to access I-5 south and eastbound Franklin Boulevard.