Hwy 395

Highway 395 Widening Project to Begin Later This Year

As mentioned in the Victorville Daily Press, June 24, 2018, significant progress is being made in addressing one of the High Desert’s biggest transportation priorities, the widening of US Highway 395 from Victorville to Adelanto. Later this year, work will begin on nearly $60 million in improvements to the busy stretch of highway. The start of construction is the culmination of years of planning and securing the funds needed to make it happen, including nearly $18 million in voter-approved Measure I funds. The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) is partnering with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to see this and subsequent phases of the 395 improvement project through completion. Caltrans owns and operates the mostly two-lane roadway as part of the State Highway System. The Victorville-to-Adelanto leg is just one of three phases of an overall Highway 395 plan for which state and federal funds have been secured. Those future phases, from Interstate 15 to State Route 18 and from Chamberlaine Way to Desert Flower Road, have received environmental clearance and should begin once those additional funds are obtained. In the meantime, Phase One of the project should result in significant improvements by the time it is completed in 2021. In addition to widening the stretch of highway from two lanes to four lanes, the project will add turn pockets and signals at key intersections.

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