Putting your transportation dollars to work in the most efficient, effective way possible is something SBCTA prides itself on, and one of the better ongoing examples are the improvements being made along State Route 60 (SR 60) at the Archibald Avenue and Central Avenue interchanges.
Both projects received funding from the taxpayer-approved Measure I initiative, as well as from the state and our city partners, City of Ontario for SR 60/ Archibald Avenue and City of Chino for SR 60/Central Avenue. When completed, they will significantly improve traffic flow along one of the more heavily traveled residential and business corridors in San Bernardino County, creating even greater economic opportunities and improving quality of life.
SBCTA Board President Curt Hagman said, “The State Route 60 is one of the most traveled routes, with both cargo and passengers, in the region and the western United States; and our region is growing quite rapidly. We are working on many off-ramps and lane widening programs along the SR 60 corridor to move people faster; and the on- and off-ramp improvements will also help move the traffic on and off our freeway in the future.”
Of course, construction itself can be a disruption, which is why SBCTA has worked so hard with the local communities to explain the importance of these projects and to keep residents and businesses up to date about construction throughout the corridor.
“We are thrilled that the SR 60/Central Avenue widening project is underway. Central Avenue is one of our busiest north/south corridors and is a critical connector not only for Chino residents, but also for western San Bernardino County. The widening of Central Avenue, along with ramp improvements, and bridge upgrades, will facilitate the commute for those accessing the 60 freeway and Central Avenue via these on- and off-ramps. We are grateful to SBCTA for keeping the public well informed of upcoming closures and their efforts to minimize the impact on our residents”, said Chino Mayor Eunice Ulloa.
Construction activities may be loud and nearby residents and businesses may feel vibrations at times as crews perform improvements to bridges and retaining walls and perform paving and restriping of roads. Visit goSBCTA.com/PlanBuildMove to sign up for construction alerts and to access and bookmark the project-specific, interactive Google Maps to find the latest closures, detours, and construction activities.