Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the "60 SWARM", a series of projects shutting down the 60 freeway over the next few months. Projects that are said to be "worse than Carmageddon".
State of California Department of Transportation Press Release for District: 8 Riverside/San Bernardino
SB 1 Bridge Replacement Project to Begin on State Route 60
SAN BERNARDINO - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin an SB 1 bridge replacement project on State Route 60 (SR-60) on Monday, July 22, 2019 to replace the Pipeline Avenue, Monte Vista Avenue and Benson Avenue bridge structures. This project along with the SR-60 pavement rehabilitation project and two other local interchange projects has been dubbed the “60 Swarm”.
The $23 million bridge replacement project includes $10.4 million in funding from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The project was awarded to Sema Construction of Riverside and will replace the three bridge overcrossings along SR60 bringing them up to current state standards by raising the vertical clearance and adding one lane in each direction. The project is expected to be complete in fall 2021, weather permitting.
As part of the “60 Swarm”, detour signage will be in place in advance including information posted on the Caltrans overhead changeable message signs (CMS) along freeways. Motorists are advised to use alternate freeways such as I-10, I-15, SR-210 and SR-91. Access to local areas and businesses is available by accessing on and off ramps from the opposite direction of the closure. Additional information will be released along with a press conference on July 23, 2019.
The contractor will begin nighttime work with lane closures on Monday, July 22, which will continue throughout the length of the project. Lane closures will take place from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The speed limit will be lowered to 55 miles per hour within the project limits.
Know before you go! To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to Caltrans District 8 and sign up for commuter alerts. Follow us for the latest information on Facebook and Twitter. To assist in planning your commute, view live traffic conditions using QuickMap and planned lane closures.
For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Kimberly Cherry at 909-383-6290 or TTY 711 by October 31, 2019.
Here are the details on the other 60 Swarm projects taking place, The Pavement Rehabilitation Project: