The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to rehabilitate the roadway and upgrade the pedestrian facilities (such as sidewalks) and bridges along State Route 66 (SR-66) from Pepper Ave. (postmile [PM] 20.1) to H St. (PM S23.2), and on Interstate 215 (I-215) at Little League Dr. Bridge (PM 14.9) in San Bernardino County. State Route 66 is also known as Foothill Blvd. to the west and 5th St. to the east.
The purpose of the proposed project is to complete the following work:
- Repair damaged pavement to improve ride quality, and to preserve and extend the life of the current pavement.
- Upgrade and expand pedestrian facilities to meet several goals of Caltrans’ Complete Street policies to provide safe and accessible options for people walking and taking public transit, and to meet current standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Caltrans’ 2017 Design Information Bulletin (DIB) 82-06, Pedestrian Accessibility Guidelines for Highway Projects.
- Upgrade bridge rails and widen bridges to meet current crash and safety standards, and pedestrian accessibility standards.
Most of the work for the proposed project would occur within the Caltrans right of way. However, Caltrans would need to obtain a temporary construction easement for about 44 parcels and right of way acquisition for small portions of about 32 of these parcels.
Project ID: EA 08-1G66U; PN 0821000054
Project Cost and Schedule
The project is currently in Caltrans’ Project Approval and Environmental Document (PA&ED) stage. If approved, project construction is expected to start in 2025. This project is currently programmed to receive funding from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) and Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. The current estimated cost of the project is $34,696,000.
An Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS-MND) has been prepared for the project and is circulating for public review and comment between April 15, 2022, and May 16, 2022. Copies of the environmental document can be obtained by emailing Shawn.Oriaz@dot.ca.gov or by calling Shawn Oriaz, Senior Environmental
Planner, at (909) 501-5743. The IS-MND is also available via the California State Clearinghouse website at https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2022040328.A virtual (online) public hearing has been scheduled for the project at 6PM on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. A link to this public hearing is provided at https://crenvvpm.wixsite.com/sr66-i25