Board Approves Realignment of Oak Hill Road

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Oak Hill Road will be widened and realigned after the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors today awarded a contract to construct the improvements.

“This project will greatly enhance safety and accessibility for the residents of Oak Hills,” said Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt. “And it comes at a terrific savings because of the competitive environment in the construction business, which frees up money for other improvements.”

The Board awarded a contract to Lee & Stires, Inc. of Ontario in the amount of $401,264. The engineer’s estimate for the project was $532,662, a savings of nearly 25 percent. The project is being funded with development fees collected in the area and does not require the use of any general tax dollars.

The project consists of removing the S-curve on Oak Hill Road off of Caliente Road and realigning the roadway to improve public access to Caliente Road.  This realignment will allow a dedicated right-turn lane to be added for traffic turning onto Caliente Road.  The project will also include repaving about 1000 feet of roadway on Oak Hill Road starting at Caliente Road, and will also include widening of the shoulders.

The project is anticipated to start mid August 2011 and is estimated to take 40 working days.

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