Hwy 58

State Route 58 Kramer Junction Expressway Project

According to Mojave Desert News, August 25, 2017, after nearly 40 years of talks between San Bernardino County, Kern County, State officials and Cal-Trans, the final Environmental Impact Report/Statements have been approved for an expansion project of the highway. The project is known as the “State Route 58 (SR-58) Kramer Junction Expressway Project”. According to a letter dated July 18, 2014 from Kurt Heidelberg, at the Calif. Dept. of Transportation District #8 Division of Environmental Planning in San Bernardino, “The Calif. Dept. of Transportation is proposing to realign and widen a 13.3 mile segment of State Route 58 from 0.4 miles west of the Kern/San Bernardino County line to a point which is approximately 7.5 miles east of Kramer Junction from a two-lane conventional highway to a four-lane expressway; and construct an interchange at the 58/395 junction. In addition, the project would involve the construction of crossing structures (railroad overpasses) above the BNSF rail line where it intersects with SR-58 approximately 2.5 miles east of Kramer Junction”. The expressway will be constructed in 10 phases – the first phase starting just west of the San Bernardino/Kern County line.

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