Elected officials, transportation staff, local law enforcement and fire safety personnel, business owners and residents from San Bernardino and Highland came together on February 26th to celebrate the start of construction for the much-anticipated State Route 210 Lane Addition and Base Line Interchange Project. The event that featured County Supervisor Dawn Rowe as emcee received comments from SBCTA President Darcy McNaboe, City of Highland Mayor Larry McCallon, City of San Bernardino Mayor Pro Tem Theodore Sanchez, and Caltrans District 8 Deputy Director Rebecca Guirado.
The project is already seeing crews establishing construction areas with concrete barriers to protect the work zones. The seven-mile lane addition will add one lane in each direction between San Bernardino and Redlands. Multiple bridges will have to be modified to accommodate the median widening. Sound walls, retaining walls, and drainage systems round out the work drivers can expect to see under construction for the next two to three years.
One week after the groundbreaking event, SBCTA, Caltrans, and the City of Highland served as hosts to an Emergency Responders briefing and an open house public meeting to highlight construction staging, detours, and expectations during construction. Coordination with local police, fire, ambulance, Caltrans maintenance, public and school transportation officials at the start of construction helps all parties optimize response times during construction. This kind of proactive communication among these groups is helpful for the construction team to be able to assist as a local partner during unforeseen emergencies.
Dozens of interested business owners and residents visited with staff at the open house public meeting located at the City of Highland City Hall to go over the plan. SBCTA also shared a brief view of the meeting on Facebook Live and reminded viewers that information shared at the meeting will be posted on the goSBCTA.com page. Visit SBCTA on the web to learn more about the project and how you can sign up for email alerts about this and every other active project led by SBCTA.