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Caltrans Earmarks Nearly $24 Million For Roadway Improvement Projects in Cajon Pass

As stated in an article in the Victorville Daily Press, August 24, 2022, about $24 million in roadway improvements projects are coming to the Cajon Pass area south of the Victor Valley, part of more than $2.2 billion in projects announced by the California Department of Transportation, also known as Caltrans. The allocation includes more than $1.6 billion in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and nearly $336 million in funding from Senate Bill 1, which passed in 2017 and set aside gas taxes and vehicle fees for road improvements. One Cajon Pass project included $23.86 million to construct a new weigh station and truck safety inspection facility on southbound Interstate 15. The second project is $602,000 to install traffic signals and realign Cajon Boulevard. Also, widen southbound offramps, add a left turn lane and construct curb ramps on State Route 138. Other Caltrans District 8 projects include: ● $9.51 million to rehabilitate bridges on SR-74 near Lake Elsinore at Morrill Canyon Bridge and near Hemet at Strawberry Creek Bridge in Riverside County. $248 million to rehabilitate roadways, shoulders, and ramps on I-10 near Blythe to the Arizona state line. $2.38 million to improve safety and reduce wrong-way collisions at various locations on SR-60 and I-215 in the Riverside County area. $3.44 million to improve safety on existing bike lanes on SR-83 in Chino and Ontario from Chino Ave to I-10. $26.68 million to regrade and flatten median cross slopes on I-40 from Fort Cady Road to Crucero Road. $5.1 million to construct a soldier pile wall, replace the guardrail with a concrete barrier and upgrade the drainage system on SR-189.

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