By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)—Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a $2.4 million contract to resurface and improve the entire length of North Bay Road from Highway 189 to Golden Rule Lane in Lake Arrowhead.
“From snow plows to everyday traffic, our mountain roads take a beating all year long, and North Bay Road—a major thoroughfare around northern Lake Arrowhead—was on the ropes,” San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford said. “This project will put a whole new face on the road so it can continue to serve as a safe and reliable route for mountain motorists for years to come.”
The project includes cold planing the road, applying asphalt rubber seal coat over an asphalt concrete leveling course, overlaying the roadway with hot mix asphalt, installing curb and gutter, installing curb ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, painting traffic striping and pavement markings, and other associated work.
Prior to the awarding of the contract, County Public Works coordinated with the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District (LACSD)—the local water and sewer provider—to repair and replace sewer manholes prior to construction, which is expected to begin the week of July 20.
“Seeing a freshly paved road torn up to repair utilities is one of the most frustrating things a taxpayer can witness, and I applaud our Public Works team and LACSD for coming together and working out these repairs before constructions begins,” Rutherford said.
The repaving is entirely funded by monies the County receives through Measure I—a half-cent sales tax voters approved to pay for transportation projects.
Motorists should anticipate delays throughout the project, which will require temporary lane closures but no full closures of the road. Public Works expects to complete the project by October.