Plan Ahead – 215 Freeway Closed Overnight This Week

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)- – The scheduled full closure of the 215 freeway through San Bernardino to safely remove temporary bridge structures at Baseline Street has been revised.

As a result of close coordination among various agencies and smooth operations to date, the overall number of nightly full freeway closures has been reduced from eight to just four. Sunday was the last night needed for the full freeway closure in both directions.

However, to wrap up Baseline Street bridge temporary structure removal work safely, the northbound I-215 will close Tuesday night between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Northbound travelers will be taken off at the Baseline Street exit.

Southbound I-215 and southbound SR-259 will be completely open, which will make commuting easier for travelers making their way south at night through Downtown San Bernardino.

Additionally, motorists traveling next week on northbound I-215 just past Highland Avenue will see paving taking place on the new lanes of the freeway.

For questions about the closures, please call the project helpline at (877) 215-NEWS (6397).

The I-215 Widening Project in San Bernardino is a partnership among San Bernardino Associated Governments, Caltrans, the Federal Highway Administration, and the City of San Bernardino.

The 7.5-mile, $723 million project on I-215 between Orange Show Road and University Parkway will help reduce congestion and improve traffic flow for commuters and the goods movement industry.

For more information about the project, go to www.sanbag.ca.gov/215

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