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SAN BERNARDINO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a paving project on State Route 60 (SR 60) on Monday, July 22, 2019 to repair deteriorated pavement slabs from Euclid Avenue in Ontario to the 60/91/215 Junction in Riverside. Caltrans will also begin a bridge project in fall 2019 on SR 60 to replace Pipeline Avenue, Monte Vista Avenue and Benson Avenue bridge structures. The combination of these two projects and two other local interchange projects has been dubbed the “60 Swarm”.
The $134 million pavement project includes $16.9 million in funding from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The project was awarded to J. McLoughlin Engineering Company of Rancho Cucamonga and will replace pavement slabs along SR 60, upgrade ADA access points and repave the on and off ramps within the project limits. The project is expected to be complete in fall 2021, weather permitting.
Caltrans is alerting motorists that full directional closures will begin on SR 60 on July 26, 2019 for a period of fourteen weekends. Seven weekend closures will occur on eastbound SR 60 and following another seven weekend closures will occur on westbound SR 60 between Interstate 15 (I-15) and the Junction of 60/91/215. The weekend closures will occur Friday nights through Monday mornings. The closure details are as follows:
- Full closure of eastbound SR 60, including all eastbound on and off ramps, between I-15 and the 60/91/215 junction in Riverside for seven weekends from Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. to Monday mornings at 5:00 a.m. from July 26 through September 9. There will be no eastbound access during this closure. Motorists may use westbound SR 60 to access local on and off ramps.
- Full closure of westbound SR 60, including all westbound on and off ramps, between the 60/91/215 junction in Riverside to I-15 for seven weekends from Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. to Monday mornings at 5:00 a.m. from September 20 through October 28. There will be no access during this closure. Motorists may use eastbound SR 60 to access local on and off ramps.
Detour signage will be in place in advance including information posted on the Caltrans overhead changeable message signs (CMS) along freeways. Motorists are advised to use alternate freeways such as I-10, I-15, SR 210 and SR 91 to avoid the closure and reach your destination. Access to local areas and businesses is available by accessing on and off raps from the opposite direction of the closure. Additional information will be released including a press conference on July 19, 2019.
Concurrently, additional nighttime lane closures and traffic reconfiguration will occur on SR 60 west of I-15 for the duration of the project. Five lanes will be available in each direction on SR 60 during daytime work west of I-15. The speed limit will be lowered to 55 miles per hour within the project limits. Information will soon be forthcoming for the bridge replacement project on SR 60.
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For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Kimberly Cherry at 909-383-6290 or TTY 711 by October 31, 2019.
The bridge project will begin in August/September 2019. Information will be released when available.
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"Virulent Newcastle disease (VND), formerly known as Exotic Newcastle Disease, is a serious, highly contagious viral disease that can affect poultry and other birds. In rare cases, humans that have exposure to infected birds may get eye inflammation or mild fever-like symptoms. These signs generally resolve without treatment, however, medical care should be sought if symptoms persist. Infection is easily prevented by using standard personal protective equipment. Virulent Newcastle disease is not a food safety concern. No human cases of Newcastle disease have ever occurred from eating poultry products. Properly cooked poultry products are safe to eat."
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