The I-15, which includes the segment between SR 60 and US 395 in the High Desert, is an economic lifeline connecting San Bernardino County and the nation. It is a key freeway used by travelers visiting mountain and desert communities, in addition to people heading on vacation to neighboring states. Furthermore, it is a key trucking route for moving goods throughout California and beyond.
As a result of I-15 being the primary and often only choice for motorists to reach their destination, there is a tremendous amount of traffic along the corridor. Daily vehicle traffic averages about 223,000 and this number is expected to increase significantly during the coming decades as the population and economic standing of the High Desert continues to grow.
To address these challenges, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), the council of governments and transportation planning agency for San Bernardino County, is studying alternatives now as part of the I-15 Corridor Project to keep traffic moving. SBCTA is examining solutions to provide choices to motorists when driving along I-15 and to encourage economic growth, a sustainable environment and a high quality of life for everyone who lives, works and travels in and through San Bernardino County.
On February 15, 2018, a public notice was issued on the preparation of the I-15 Corridor Project Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment and of its availability for public review and comment to March 16, 2018. The notice and the draft environmental document are posted on San Bernardino County Transportation Authority’s website at www.gosbcta.com/i15corridor and a hard copy is also available at their office at 1170 West Third Street, Second Floor San Bernardino, CA 92410-1715.
In addition, hard copies of the document are available for review at the following libraries:
A public hearing in an open house format will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Etiwanda Intermediate School, in the Multipurpose Room, 6925 Etiwanda Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739.
If you wish to make a comment on the document, please submit your comments in writing no later than Friday, March 16, 2018, to:
James Shankel, Senior Environmental Planner
California Department of Transportation
464 West 4th Street, 6th Floor, MS-827
San Bernardino, California 92410-1715
or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org