Southern California is notorious for traffic and residents will tell you that the problems are not limited to Los Angeles. San Bernardino County rail and transit projects address the challenges commuters face on major roadways within the County.
Interstate 15 (I-15) is an economic lifeline that connects San Bernardino County with the rest of the United States. Yet this corridor is one that can quickly clog with traffic that averages about 223,000 vehicles a day. With a rapidly growing population, traffic is expected to significantly increase in the years to come. The I-15 Corridor Project will add one to two Express Lanes in each direction between Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and Duncan Canyon Road. Scheduled to begin in 2023, it will address the most congested portion of the I-15 corridor, spanning approximately 6 miles from the San Bernardino/Riverside County Line to Foothill Boulevard.
Currently in progress is a $26 million road improvement project on I-15 in Fontana, where more than 132,000 vehicles, including nearly 9,200 heavy five-axle freight trucks, travel through the corridor daily. A portion of the funding — $2.5 million — comes from SB 1 for repaving on- and off-ramps, two outside lanes in each direction, and slab replacement.
The Base Line and State Route 210 Interchange Project will widen the 210 to six lanes and Base Line to eight lanes. There will also be a number of other improvements to the interchange. “For many, these improvements will mean getting home to our families sooner, less frustration getting to and from work,” San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Dawn Rowe said during the groundbreaking in February 2020.