Government Center Campus Street Improvements, Closures Underway

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– On Monday, Oct. 23, the County will begin Phase 1(b) of a street improvement master plan project at the downtown San Bernardino campus and parking availability on several streets and parking lots in and around the Government Center will be impacted.

Specifically, street parking will be permanently eliminated along Mountain View Avenue between Fifth Street and Third Street, and Fourth Street from Mountain View Avenue to Sierra Way.

Portions of Mountain View Avenue from Fifth Street to Third Street, and Fourth Street from Mountain View Avenue to Sierra Way, will be closed to vehicle traffic throughout the duration of Phase 1 (b) which is expected to be completed in July 2018.

Public parking will still be available in the lot north of the Public Health building on Fourth Street and Mountain View Avenue and additional parking will be available on the northwest corner of Arrowhead Avenue and Court Street. Sidewalks, crosswalks and entrances to County buildings and parking lots along the streets will be open to traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The project is part of the overall master plan for the downtown Government Center Complex to modernize the campus and improve accessibility with the current street design. The plan includes new drought-tolerant landscaping, two-way drive lanes on Mountain View, a roundabout on Mountain View and 4th Street, street lighting and improvement of the overall aesthetics of the campus. Phase 1 (b) has a total project budget of $3.7 million.

The Proposed Master Plan for the Government Center Complex Improvement Project is available here.

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