June 25, 2019
SB1 funds support local transportation projects
INLAND EMPIRE (INT) Caltrans has identified several projects across the inland region that will be funded under SB 1, the controversial transportation gasoline tax that took effect last November.


Interstate 15 Railroad Canyon Road Interchange The $35 million project will widen Railroad Canyon to eight lanes and reconstruct the northbound diamond ramps to Railroad Canyon; widen Railroad Canyon southbound entrance ramp to three lanes; construct acceleration lane; reconstruct Railroad Canyon southbound exit ramp to two lanes. Riverside County Transportation Authority (RCTC) is the lead agency.

Calimesa and Yucaipa Capital Southeast Connector Expressway The $10 million project will construct four single-lane and one multi-lane roundabouts with street improvements, add pedestrian and bike facilities. The cities of Yucaipa and Calimesa are the lead agencies.

Ranchero Road Widening The $37 million project in the City of Hesperia will widen five miles of Ranchero Road to four lanes, including constructing a bridge over the California Aqueduct; widen and at-grade crossing and signalization of three intersections. The City of Hesperia is the lead agency.

3rd Street/5th Street Corridor Improvements The $7 million project in the City of Highland will construct and rehabilitate pavement; widen pavement; realign intersection; construct a new intersection; install new street lights and construct new sidewalks and bike lanes. The City of Highland is the lead agency.

Alder Avenue/Randall Avenue Roadway Improvements The $4.5 million project in the City of Rialto will provide improvements to Alder and Randall Avenues, add bike lanes, close sidewalk gaps, add vehicle turn lanes, widen mid-block travel lanes, construct medians, modify signal timing, widen Alder to four lanes, add new curbside parking and ADA-compliant facility upgrades t Randall Avenue. The City of Rialto is the lead agency.

Route 18 West end Widening (Phase 1) The $8.9 million project in the City of Apple Valley will widen Route 18 to six lanes, realign and widen Apple Valley Road, replace traffic signal, construct retaining wall and curb and sidewalk improvements. The City of Apple Valley is the lead agency.

Caltrans says the grants will tackle congestion, support valuable trade corridors and bolster local agency efforts to invest in transportation.
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