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Lenwood Project Will Spur Development, Improve Public Safety

According to the Desert Dispatch, August 25, 2015, the newly-constructed Lenwood Road Grade Separation is still not officially open for traffic, but already city and other local officials are raving about the impact the bridge will have on the community. The $31 million project features a bridge elevating Lenwood Road approximately 35 feet over the BNSF railroad tracks. Lenwood Road was widened to two lanes in each direction and the Lenwood Road and Main Street intersection was also elevated by 10 feet. Mayor, Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre, Third District Supervisor, James Ramos, and Barstow City Councilman, Merrell Gracey, all said they believe the bridge will trigger the development of the industrial park area, a 1,200-acre plot of privately owned land designated for industrial use. One major impact that the project will immediately have involves public safety. San Bernardino Associated Governments President, Ryan McEachron, said the opening of the bridge will ensure prompt emergency response time to businesses and residents in the area.

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