Hwy 395

Highway 395 Widening in Adelanto Could Begin Construction by Late 2018

According to the Victorville Daily Press, December 17, 2017, construction could begin as early as late 2018 on the roughly $60 million widening of a 5.6-mile stretch of Highway 395, a San Bernardino County Transportation Authority official said. The cost for the project, which will widen the well-traveled highway to two lanes in each direction between Palmdale Road and Chamberlaine Way, includes planning, environmental, right-of-way, final design and construction expenses, according to Nydia Gonzalez, a management analyst with SBCTA. SBCTA is the lead agency for all phases of what is anticipated to be a larger initiative that could ultimately widen the highway from Interstate 15 in Hesperia to Colusa Road in north Adelanto. The Adelanto City Council approved an agreement with SBCTA to define roles pertaining to the forthcoming first-phase widening. The phase also calls for installing traffic signals where required, according to a city staff report. The agreement OK’d by the Council was requested by SBCTA to clearly establish roles relative to right-of-way acquisition, construction and project close out. According to a project
status update by SBCTA in September 2017, the widening’s final design was forecast to be approved in April 2018, while the project could be completed by September 2020. Future phases call for widening between I-15 and Palmdale Road and between Chamberlaine Way and Desert Flower Road, the status report said. Meanwhile, the first-phase widening will be bankrolled by federal, state and Measure I funds. One of 15 named projects in its five-year capital improvement plan, the city has estimated the widening to cost it $4.1 million, according to a copy of the CIP presented this week.

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