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Construction Update: Week of August 17, 2020

Riverside County Transportation Commission

This week, crews will continue working on the project drainage systems. Photo courtesy: Riverside County Transportation Commission.

Daily intermittent lane closures will continue this week along Summerhill Dr. and Grape St. at Railroad Canyon Rd. for curb and gutter work. Northbound on- and off-ramps at Railroad Canyon will be closed nightly.

Community members may notice increased noise during the next two to three weeks as crews drive piles for the widening of the Railroad Canyon bridge at I-15. Work will occur during daytime hours. We apologize for this noisy work.

Local Street & Ramp Work

Date: Monday (8/17)  – Thursday (8/20)

Time: Daily 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nightly 8 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Details: Intermittent lane closures along Summerhill Dr. and Grape St. at Railroad Canyon Rd. The streets will remain open to through traffic.

Date: Monday (8/17)  – Thursday (8/20)

Time: Nightly 8 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Details: Northbound Railroad Canyon on- and off-ramps closed intermittently.

Date: Friday (8/21)

Time: Daily 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nightly 9 p.m. – 7 a.m.

Details: Intermittent lane closures along Summerhill Dr. and Grape St. at Railroad Canyon Rd. The streets will remain open to through traffic.

Date: Friday (8/21)

Time: Nightly 10 p.m. – 7 a.m.

Details: Northbound Railroad Canyon on- and off-ramps closed intermittently.

Project Background

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), in partnership with Caltrans and the City of Lake Elsinore, is upgrading the Interstate 15 Railroad Canyon Interchange in Lake Elsinore. RCTC is the lead agency for this project.

The project will improve safety and capacity by adding lanes, modifying ramps, and building sidewalks and bike lanes along Railroad Canyon Road. These improvements will help residents and other travelers move through this area and reach businesses and other “Dream Extreme” attractions in Lake Elsinore.

Please expect periodic closures to lanes and ramps, slow down, allow extra travel time, watch for construction crews and equipment, be alert to changing conditions, follow detours, and stay informed by checking construction updates, social media, and mapping apps.

Paving Construction 7/3/19; Delays Expected

Courtesy City of Eastvale

Sendero Development will perform paving activities on Harrison Avenue between Limonite Avenue and Blossom Way. Please be advised that traffic delays are to be expected.
Location: Harrison Avenue between Limonite Avenue and Blossom Way
Duration: July 3, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Traffic Impacts & Advisories During Construction:
Lane closures on Harrison Avenue between Limonite Avenue and Blossom Way with one lane open. Noise levels will be monitored to ensure work performed is within the necessary compliance levels.
Please obey all posted construction signs, drive safely and do not enter the construction work zone.
For known delays in traffic, plan accordingly by taking alternate routes and allowing more time for travel. For additional information, contact the City of Eastvale Public Works Department at 951.703.4470. We appreciate your patience and cooperation through this inconvenience.
Note: Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons including but not limited to: weather conditions, unforeseen emergencies and other acts of nature.

I-15/Limonite Avenue Lane & Ramp Closures

By City of Eastvale

Contractor will be closing the freeway ramps and the Limonite Avenue Bridge on Tuesday and Thursday, January 15 and 17, 2019 from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am. The closures on Thursday, January 17, 2019 will only be used if the work is not completed on Tuesday.

Diamond Bar: Freeway Construction Projects A Go


(Image Courtesy:  Caltrans)

(Image Courtesy: Caltrans)

Diamond Bar – The City of Diamond Bar was recently notified that a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant (TIGER) was awarded by the federal government in the amount of $10 million for the 57/60 freeway confluence construction project.

According to City staff, the program was created by the 2009 Economic Stimulus Bill, which allows states and cities to apply for funding for transportation projects that have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area or a region.

The confluence project is designed to improve traffic operation on Grand Avenue from Golden Springs Drive to the interchange at SR-60 in Pomona, increase the capacity at the Grand Avenue Interchange, improve traffic operation on the freeway mainline, reduce traffic weaving and increase weaving distance, and improve safety.

David Liu, Public Works Director for the City, said the application process was an incredibly competitive process. This is the sixth year of the grant program, and the City’s second try in pursuing this grant. $600 million in grant dollars were appropriated in the current grant cycle. 72 projects were selected from the U.S. Department of Transportation, with grants awarded from applications in 49 states. Liu added that the award validates the project as a national priority.

The grant will be matched with $4.5 million in Los Angeles County MTA funds, $10.6 million in City of Industry funds, and $9.4 million in federal funds – for a total of $34.5 million – to be used for the ongoing project. The funds will be used to implement the first three phases of the project to accelerate the congestion relief, starting in early 2016.

“The folks that travel that every day probably would attest to the fact that it is the seventh most congested interchange in the United States,” said Mayor Pro Tem Steve Tye. “It will get worse before it gets better, but now we know that the funding is there and it’s on the horizon to get better.”

Along with this confluence comes the agreement between Diamond Bar and the City of Industry to move ahead with new interchange on the 60 Freeway, at Lemon Avenue, helping to alleviate the traffic on Brea Canyon Road. The interchange will include a westbound on-ramp, eastbound on-ramp, and an eastbound off-ramp.

This Lemon Interchange construction project will match Diamond Bar’s Metro Prop C funds in the amount of $405,430, with $80,725 from the City of Industry, and $1,751,045 in federal right-of-way funds. The right-of-way phase should begin in June of 2015, with completion scheduled for January 2017.





West Covina Freeway Construction Underway




Just over four miles of carpool lanes are being built on the I-10 freeway. (Photo Courtesy: California Department of Transportation)

SGV – The Interstate 10 Freeway always seems to be jam-packed, and one area in particular will see more congestion before it gets better…but it will hopefully be worth the wait.

Construction of a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lane, as well as the widening of bridges and ramp realignments along the I-10 in both directions between Puente Avenue and Citrus Street in the areas of West Covina and Baldwin Park, is now underway. This roadway carries a substantial amount of traffic, and the anticipated 4.1 miles of carpool lane is designed to add more capacity and improve traffic flow.

According to the California Department of Transportation, this is the second of three projects that will ultimately provide one continuous HOV lane from downtown Los Angeles to San Bernardino County.

This $193 million project will not only increase capacity, but will also help to reduce congestion by encouraging carpooling, thereby reducing energy consumption and helping to improve air quality. Sound walls will also be constructed to help mitigate traffic noise at various locations, which will help improve the quality of life for residents currently affected.

Construction, which began in June, is currently active near West Covina Parkway and Azusa Avenue. This project is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2019. Visit http://www.dot.ca.gov for updates of any roadway closures during construction.


Eastvale: Notice of Street Construction – Update

City of Eastvale


Local ConstructionEastvale – We are pleased to inform you that the City of Eastvale has awarded a contract to All American Asphalt to provide slurry seal treatment on Archibald Avenue and on various residential streets in your neighborhood. The project will consist of minor asphalt pavement removal & replacement, crack seal, slurry seal and striping.

The Slurry Seal Project will be started Sept. 8, and will be completed by the end of September.  Please be watchful of the following: Work Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

There will be “No Parking Signs” posted on your street indicating the specific dates work will be performed on the street. During working days and hours, we appreciate your cooperation in the following matters:

  • Please comply with all parking restrictions and assist us by not parking your vehicles in the roadway. Vehicles parked in a posted “No Parking” will be towed at the owner’s expense and will prolong the construction process.
  • Please assist us by not allowing water to run onto the roadway, including irrigation.
  • Do not place trash cans or other debris in the roadway, with the exception of trash collection day (trash service will not be interrupted).
  • Tools, materials and equipment are attractive to children. For safety of the children, please keep them away from the project site at all times.

We will endeavor to complete this work as rapidly as possible and with a minimum of inconvenience to you. Below is the breakdown of the schedule that All American Asphalt will be following in the application of slurry seal for the week of Sept. 8:  Area “A” : Wed., Sept. 10 & Thurs., Sept. 11  Area “B”: Thurs., Sept. 11 & Fri., Sept. 12  Area “C”: Fri., Sept. 12   Area “D”: Wed., Sept. 10 & Thurs., Sept. 11  Area “E”: Thurs., Sept. 11  Area “F”: Fri., Sept. 12  **Schedule updates will be provided as they become available. Note: Dates are subject to change. For actual dates please refer to door hanger notifications and parking restrictions that will be provided in your area 72-hours prior to the start of the slurry seal application.  If you have any questions, please call Craig Stubbe, City Inspector, at (714) 504-9274, or All American Asphalt at (951) 736-7627. Your cooperation and patience during this process will be greatly appreciated.

Chino: Plans For Pine Ave Extension Moving Along



(Photo Courtesy: aaroads.com)

(Photo Courtesy: aaroads.com)

Chino – After several years of being on the “wish list” for many local residents, the full connection of Pine Avenue, from Euclid Avenue to the Chino Valley, or 71 Freeway, may be as little as two to three years off.

The road in question heads east from the 71 Freeway through portions of southern Chino Hills and Chino before connecting with Schleisman Road in Eastvale. An interchange at Pine and the 71 is one of the most recently completed components of the freeway. However, to the dismay of many, a “missing link” remains at that junction with an eastern gap that prevents direct freeway access. The next entrance is over a mile and a half away at Euclid/Butterfield Ranch.

According to San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), the agency responsible for regional transportation planning in San Bernardino County, plans are underway to close this gap and widen existing portions of Pine Avenue in the area of Euclid Avenue, from two lanes to four lanes.

SANBAG’s website lists the project as being in the “PS&E” phase (Engineering/Plans, Specifications and Estimates), which they indicate to be completed by spring of 2015.

Though coordinated by SANBAG, the City of Chino is acting as the lead agency on the project.

Jesus Plasencia, Planning Engineer for the City of Chino, stated in an email response that the city “is currently working with its consultant and other stakeholders to obtain environmental clearance for the Project.”

Plasencia says completion of this first phase of environmental clearance is anticipated later this year. However, he says a full timeline on the project is not yet available.

Once completed, the connection would also be helpful for Eastvale residents heading west into Chino Hills and the 71 Freeway. Michele Nissen with the City of Eastvale says that although the city does see the connection as a benefit to its residents, “Eastvale is not in a decision making position, since it is not within the City’s jurisdictional boundary.”

Eastvale: Archibald Ave Closure North of Limonite

Local Construction
Archibald Ave. Closure North of Limonite
Posted Date: 7/18/2014 7:30 PM

The contractor for a development in City of Ontario will be closing Archibald Avenue at Limonite Avenue this weekend July 19 & 20, 2014. The Closure will start on Saturday, July 19th at 6:00 a.m. and be re-opened by Sunday, July 20th at 6:00 p.m. The closure is to implement underground utilities that will be serving the new residential development on Archibald Avenue at Merrill Avenue.

Closure Location: Archibald Avenue between Limonite avenue and Merrill Avenue
Closure Dates: July 19 & 20
Hours: Start on Saturday at 6:00 a.m.; End on Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

This will be a complete closure of Archibald Avenue from Limonite Avenue to Merrill. A detour route has been implemented. The contractor installed electronic message boards to warn citizens of the coming closure and traffic impacts. The electronic message boards will remain up until the completion of the work.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the inspector for the City of Ontario, Ken Oubre, at (909) 395-2138

Eastvale: Schleisman Bridge Widening Continues

Local ConstructionCITY OF EASTVALE

Eastvale – The Schleisman Bridge widening work will resume again this Wed., June 11 and will continue until mid-July. Please be advised that traffic delays should be expected during construction hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The remainder of the work consists of completion of roadway improvements from Gypsum Creek Drive to west of the Schleisman Bridge; final pavement cap; re-striping; completion of sidewalk connectivity from west of the Schleisman Bridge to Gypsum Creek Drive; and landscaping of the center median between Hellman Avenue and the Schleisman Bridge
As always, motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes and allow extra drive time for any activities in the immediate area. Residents are encouraged to obey all traffic signs, vehicle code laws and speed limits, especially in construction zones.
If you have any questions related to this construction project or have any traffic concerns, please feel free to contact the City of Eastvale’s Public Works Department at (951) 703-4470.