By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley) – Caltrans, District 8 began a project that is paving Interstate 15 (I- 15) in various locations from .8 miles south of Ranchero Road to State Route 58 (SR-58) between Hesperia and Barstow. The $4.9 million project has been awarded to Sully Miller and will provide a pavement overlay in both directions of I-15 and fog seal the shoulders. The work hours will vary between night and day with lane closures and are dependent on projected traffic volumes and weather conditions. Currently there are two locations of work – one in Hesperia/Victorville and the other in Barstow.
The material used for the overlay is called “Superpave”, which is known for its durable and longlasting qualities. During the work, lane closures will be essential to protect workers, to ensure that traffic does not travel over the material while it cools, which will ensure the best possible product.
In addition to the lane closures, temporary ramp closures will be necessary to complete paving, striping, and shoulder work. Following is an updated schedule for both project locations:
The project is expected to be complete in early 2016, weather permitting. Information will be released as it is obtained regarding the schedule of closures. Caltrans asks motorists to plan ahead, check traffic conditions and add extra trip time.
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