Victorville’s $47 Million Green Tree Extension Project Completed

According to the Victorville Daily Press, May 22, 2023, residents joined city, local and regional leaders to celebrate the completion of the Green Tree Extension Project and Bridge. The project’s main focus is the 600-foot-long bridge that spans the BNSF railroad. It is now considered the longest bridge in Victorville. Skanska, Parsons, and Dokken Engineering worked to extend Green Tree Boulevard 1.5 miles east from Hesperia Road over the tracks to Ridgecrest Road near Spring Valley Lake and Mojave Narrows Regional Park. The Green Tree project creates another east/west corridor, which connects Victorville to Apple Valley’s Yucca Loma Bridge over the Mojave River. The nearly $47 million project also benefits the Victor Valley by providing a much-needed travel alternative to Bear Valley Road and Highway 18, city leaders said. Estimated construction costs for the project included the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority contributing $22.7 million, Victorville $15 million, Apple Valley $4 million, and the county of San Bernardino $900,000. The project also includes a new traffic signal at Green Tree Boulevard and Ridgecrest Road. Additionally, the widening of Ridgecrest Road to four lanes, along with the widening of Green Tree Boulevard and Hesperia Road, and new turn lanes. Bike lanes were installed throughout the length of the project creating a more extensive bike lane loop nearly 7 miles long that connects the Mojave Riverwalk to Hesperia Road and Seventh Street.

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