ADELANTO – VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Work on the US 395 Widening Project located between SR-18 (Palmdale Road) and Chamberlaine Way 395 is expected to continue this week.
This is the first of three planned phases for 17 miles of Highway 395 from I-15 to Desert Flower Road in order to enhance safety, to improve travel time, and to relieve congestion along the corridor.
“US Route 395 is one of the main north/south highways in southern California providing access to and linking economic centers, recreational areas, and urban and rural regions,” according to the SBCTA.
The first phase represents an investment of nearly $60 million in transportation funds, including approximately $18 million in Measure I funds.
In addition to the lane expansion, other improvements include turn lanes and signals at various intersections within the project limits including:
• Northbound motorists will no longer be permitted to continue north on to Adelanto Road at US 395 and will have to use another access point.
• Holly Road will be reconfigured to only allow motorists to turn right from Holly Road on to US 395.
• Added traffic signals at Mojave Drive to allow for two through lanes in each direction.
• Ranch Road will be modified to include ADA requirements, along with adding pedestrian signals.
• Air Base Road will be widened to two lanes in each direction. ADA improvements and new signal polls will match the new configuration.
• Video detection systems will be added to Chamberlaine Way to help signals operate efficiently
Construction Alert for week of March 2, 2020
All work will be conducted behind k-rail during the day on US 395 between SR-18/Palmdale Road and Chamberlaine Way and includes:
- Barrier rail concrete placement at the right-of-way between Rancho Road and Holly Road near the Adelanto Stadium
- Placing aggregate base on the east side of US 395
- Installing electrical foundations along the corridor
- Asphalt paving throughout the corridor
Please be alert and proceed with caution as you travel through the corridor.
NOTE: VVTA Routes 31, 33, and 54 are on long-term detour in Adelanto and Victorville. Please click here for more information.
More about the project
The other two phases, one spanning I-15 North to Palmdale Road, and a second from Chamberlaine Way to Desert Flower Road, are contingent upon securing state and federal funding.
Measure I is the ½ cent sales tax collected through San Bernardino County for transportation improvements. San Bernardino County voters first approved the measure in 1989, and overwhelmingly its extension in 2004 with more than 80% voting to extend the measure through 2040.
SBCTA administers Measure I revenue and determines which projects receive Measure I funding.
The project was first approved in 2009 and work began in Spring of 2019. The anticipated end of construction is Spring 2021.
Break-down of funding for this project
FEDERAL $16.3 Million
STATE $39.4 Million
LOCAL $2.1 Million
(Includes Measure I)
TOTAL $57.8 Million