Breaking News: Overnight Roadwork Will Close the 215 Freeway into San Bernardino

The 215 widening. Photos courtesy Caltrans.

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)- – Bridge work continues over the 215 through San Bernardino as the I-215 widening project moves forward.  Closures of the roadway are mostly during overnight hours. However, if you are planning to travel in the area you should keep in mind that these closures start a bit earlier in the evening than you may be used to, so plan accordingly.

Wednesday, Jan 25th to Thursday, Jan. 26th

215 SB closures: 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.; 215 NB closures: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Crews will be alternating lane closures between Rialto Ave and University Pkwy on the 215. No detour is necessary since at least one lane will remain open when full freeway closures are not taking place.

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Full 215 SB freeway closure at the connector to the 210.

As a reminder the legal speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph through the construction area. Please slow down and keep a safe driving distance from the vehicle in front of you.

Progress Update: SB I-215 Baseline St. On-Ramp Demo Makes Room for New Ramps

Over the span of two nights last week, crews demolished the existing southbound Baseline Street on-ramp, which was closed to traffic Thursday, January 12.

The removal of this ramp signifies the progress that has been made to date as part of the I-215 Widening Project. Following the demolition, there are now no fast-last entrances in the project area. What’s more, crews now have the space to continue construction on the new Baseline Street on- and off-ramps that will connect directly to the Baseline Street bridge.

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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