Hwy 58

Highway 58 Realignment and Widening in Barstow

According to the Desert Dispatch, June 19, 2015, the $201 million project awarded to Skanska Construction will realign Highway 58 to a four-lane expressway, 2.4 miles west of Hidden River Road to just east of Lenwood Road. The expressway will have 12-foot standard traveled way lanes, 10-foot standard shoulder widths and a 78-foot-wide median. According to Joy Schneider, spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation, Mountains View, Summerset, Farview and Lenwood roads are now closed to traffic. Dixie Road is the detour. The existing Highway 58 will remain open during construction. Concrete paving of the new highway was scheduled to start Jan. 8, 2016. Hinkley and Lenwood roads are scheduled to reopen on May 9, ahead of the planned opening of the new expressway on Aug. 3, 2016. Permanent closure of Highway 58 to through traffic west of Valley View Road is slated for Aug. 3, 2016 as well. The asphalt overlay on existing Highway 58 is scheduled for Aug. 4, 2016. The Lenwood westbound exit ramp would open on Nov. 16, 2016.

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