HESPERIA – Ranchero Road is a step closer to going from two lanes to five lanes San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Chairman Tober A Lovingood said. The widening of Ranchero Road moved forward on Tuesday when the Board approved its part of the $2.4 million funding agreement. “This project will improve traffic flow for thousands of High Desert residents, especially commuters,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert A. Lovingood.
The construction area will be from just east of Mariposa Road east to Topaz Avenue in the unincorporated area of Hesperia. The project will not only widen the road, but will reconstruct and re-profile Ranchero Road, from Topaz Avenue east to Seventh Avenue in the City of Hesperia.
“Ranchero Road is a key transportation corridor for the High Desert region,” said Hesperia Mayor Paul Russ. “Hesperia is pleased to have the support and commitment from San Bernardino County for the widening of Ranchero Road.” The funding agreement with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority Board of Director was approved on June 7th of this year. Officials said that the first phase will include obtaining right of way and relocating utilities in unincorporated Hesperia before the construction begins.
Funding for this project will be coming from Measure I funds, a half-cent sales tax that San Bernardino County voters approved in November 1989 to ensure that transportation projects were implemented through 2010, this was extended in 2004 by San Bernardino County voters through 2040.
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