(Victor Valley)–-The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), continues the six-mile-long, $232 million high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lane project on State Route 91. Construction is moving forward in preparation for the 14th Street Bridge demolition scheduled for the nights of September 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th.
On Friday, September 14th, the 14th Street Bridge will be closed at 9 p.m. and re-opened with reduced lanes at 12 pm. on Saturday, September 15. The 14th Street on and off-ramps will also be closed from 11 pm on Friday, September 14 and re-opened at 8 am on Saturday morning, September 15. When the ramps open, access will be limited until the entire bridge opens at noon. There will also be mainline lane reductions on State Route 91 between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. in order to accommodate the work being conducted on the bridge. Lanes will be reduced to one in each direction.
This closure is to install K-rail, re-stripe lanes and to remove current traffic signals in order to accommodate demolition and subsequent construction of the new structure. The northbound traffic on 14th Street will shift to the remaining side of the bridge once the bridge is re-opened on Saturday, September 15. One travel lane will be available in each direction. This long term lane reduction will be in effect until late 2014.
Delays are expected. Plan your commute accordingly. For more information on this and other Caltrans projects, visit our Web site at www.caltrans8.info and click on “News and Document Center.” Sign up to receive Commuter Alerts automatically in your email while there. Check www.91HOVProject.com for updates and pictures of the project.
Thank you for your patience as Caltrans and RCTC work to improve the State Route 91.