By Staff Reports
(Hesperia) – Crews will require nighttime lane closures of both directions of Interstate 15 between Oak Hills Road and US 395 beginning Monday, June 9th and continuing through Thursday morning (see chart). Lane closures will begin at 9pm and are scheduled to continue through 6am the following morning. No detours are necessary as at least two lanes will remain open during this operation. Motorists are encouraged to slow down when traveling through the construction area and be mindful of construction equipment and personnel.
The approximate $59 million Ranchero Road Interchange Project started in January of last year and was originally scheduled to continue through Fall 2014. On May 5th, the bridge suffered a setback to the construction progress as the result of a construction-related fire. Post-fire testing and inspections are ongoing, but the project team is committed to opening the new interchange to the public as quickly as possible.
Ultimately, the new interchange will connect Ranchero Road to Interstate 15 with a full-service interchange. Ranchero Road over the freeway will consist of three through lanes in each direction along with additional turn lanes at the freeway ramp connections and intersections. The project will also include utility relocations, flood control improvements, traffic signal and ramp metering, grading, drainage modifications, signing and striping, traffic handling, and replacement planting.