If You Travel Down The Hill, Find Out What’s In Store For You During The Next Three Years

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–The Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce will be holding an Economic Enhancement Forum on February 13, 2013 focusing on the Devore Interchange Project. The forum will feature guest speakers from Caltrans and Atkinson/URS, the construction companies for the project.

At one time or another every High Desert resident has experienced the congestion at the 1-15 and Devore interchange. Currently the interchange experiences 1,200 daily vehicle hours of delay at an annual cost of $3.75 million. Without the upcoming improvement project, these numbers would increase by the year 2040 to 25,000 daily vehicle hours of delay at an annual cost of more than $80 million.

Construction will begin this year on the Devore Interchange Improvements Project where Interstate 15 and 215 meet in Devore. The four-year design-build project is designed to reduce congestion, reduce accidents and improve freeway operation.

The reconfiguration of the I-15/I-215 interchange and adjacent local interchanges will reduce traffic delays and improve the flow of goods through the region by adding a lane in each direction including truck bypass lanes that eliminate the need for trucks to weave into faster-moving automobile traffic.

To learn more about the project and timing of the start of construction, please join us on February 13 for this FREE forum.

The Economic Enhancement Forum is presented by the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce, Abengoa Solar, Inc., Desert Valley Medical Group, High Desert Primary Care Medical Group, Mitsubishi Cement Corporation, Shear Realty – Victorville, and Southwest Gas.

The Forum will be held at the Victorville Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 12603 Mariposa Rd, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Reservations are required, please call 245-6505 or email dgorgei@vvchamber.com

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