On the slate is the replacement of the 80-year-old Hamner Avenue Bridge. Construction is on track to begin in December 2020, with completion anticipated in January 2023. Located near the border between Norco and Eastvale, it is approximately 1,300 feet to the west of the I-15 Bridges over the Santa Ana River in Norco.
Today’s traffic must squeeze into two narrow lanes built in 1939. In addition to widening the bridge to handle the region’s increasing traffic, it must be updated to adhere to current seismic standards. The Market Street Bridge and Mission Boulevard Bridge are two other bridge projects currently under review as future projects in Riverside County.
Thanks to funds from SB 1, the County expects to invest $500 million over the next 10 years to improve Riverside County roads. The following projects were on the schedule for Fiscal Year 2019-20:
- 18th Avenue Resurfacing
- Aurora Road Resurfacing
- Cajalco Road Resurfacing
- Chicago Avenue Reconstruction
- Clifton Street Resurfacing
- Corkill Road Resurfacing
- Datil Road Resurfacing
- Hobson Way Resurfacing
- La Sierra Avenue Reconstruction & Slurry Seal
- Langlois Road Resurfacing
- Lloyd Street Reconstruction
- Lovekin Boulevard Resurfacing
- Mesa Drive Reconstruction
- Sierra Del Sol Resurfacing
- Thomas Street Reconstruction
Slated for 2020-2021 is the resurfacing of Ramona Expressway covering 9.2 miles of La Sierra Avenue from Rider Street to Warren Road in the communities of Nuevo, Lakeview, and Gilman Hot Springs.