VICTORVILLE – A new $11.3 million project is set to begin in the City of Victorville on Monday, May 8, 2017, city officials said on Thursday.
The large-scale rehabilitation of La Mesa, Nisqualli, and Amethyst Roads will be part of the 9.6 miles of roadway where sidewalks, curbs and access ramps; as well as new water services and sewer laterals will be placed. A total of 22 miles of bike lanes will also be coming to the area.
The area where the construction will take place includes La Mesa Road from El Rio to Cantina Drive, Nisqualli Road from Balsam Road to Hesperia Road, and Amethyst Road from Bear Valley Road to Mojave Drive. Victorville city officials said that the work is expected to be complete by the end of August. The goals of this multi-million dollar project is, according to city officials, is to improve road conditions, increase safety and infrastructure improvements. The City officials also said that since La Mesa Road will be connected to US-395 later this year, now is the time to make repairs to the deteriorated roadway.
The road will not be fully closed, one lane in each direction will remain open and the striping will be done throughout the night time hours. Amethyst Road near Liberty Elementary and Discovery School of the Arts will remain open until the end of the school year. Although no full closures are planned, congestion should be expected during busier hours of the day. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes whenever possible. Those who must travel through the construction zone should allow additional time, use caution and obey all signs or instructions from the crew members on site.
The City will be reusing and recycling as much of the existing roadway pavement in order to save on construction costs.
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