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  • NEW DETOUR INFORMATION: #215BIGSHIFT Starts May 4 with Full Freeway Closures
  • Other Road Openings, Closures, Detours
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NEW DETOUR DETAILS: 
FULL I-215 FREEWAY CLOSURES START MAY 4 

 

 

 

The #215BIGSHIFT countdown is on! The weekend full freeway closures are only one week away. So what's going to close and when? Below is a complete day-by-day listing of freeway closures and detours.

 

Please note that throughout the closure process, SANBAG and the contractor will continue to look for ways to accelerate construction and open the roadway ahead of schedule. Want to stay in the know? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook next weekend so you can get timely updates on traffic conditions.   

 

Starting Friday, May 4 at 11 p.m. through Saturday, May 5 at 4 a.m.
 - NB I-215 to close from 2nd Street to Massachusetts Avenue: As a detour, drivers may exit at 2nd Street and turn right, turn left on G/H Street and head north, turn left on 5th Street, turn right on Mt. Vernon Avenue and travel north to access NB I-215 using the Mt. Vernon Avenue/27th Street on-ramp.
 - To access NB I-215 to NB SR-259 connector: As a detour, drivers may exit at 2nd Street and turn right, turn left on G/H Street and head north, turn left on Highland Avenue and access NB SR-259/EB SR-210 on-ramp.
 - To access NB I-215 to WB SR-210 connector: As a detour, drivers may exit 2nd Street and turn right, turn left on G/H Street and head north, turn left on 5th Street, turn right on Mt. Vernon Avenue and travel north, turn left on Highland Avenue and access WB SR-210 using on-ramp. 

 

Starting Saturday, May 5 at 4 a.m. through Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m. 
 - NB I-215 to close from Baseline Street to Massachusetts Avenue: As a detour, drivers may exit the new NB I-215 Baseline Street off-ramp using the left lane. Northbound I-215 travelers will turn left onto Baseline Street and go straight to Mt. Vernon Avenue. At Mt. Vernon Avenue, turn right and go north to the Mt. Vernon Avenue/27th Street northbound I-215 on-ramp.
- To access NB I-215 to WB SR-210 connector: As a detour, drivers may exit the new NB I-215 Baseline Street off-ramp using the left lane, turn left on Baseline Street, turn right on Mt. Vernon Avenue and head north, turn left on Highland Avenue and access WB SR-210 on-ramp.

 

Starting Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m. through Sunday, May 6 at 4 a.m.
 - NB I-215 to close from Baseline Street to Massachusetts Avenue: As a detour, drivers may exit the new NB I-215 Baseline Street off-ramp using the left lane. NB I-215 travelers will turn left onto Baseline Street and go straight to Mt. Vernon Avenue. At Mt. Vernon Avenue, turn right and go north to the 27th Street northbound I-215 on-ramp.
 - SB SR-259 to close from Highland Avenue to SB I-215 connector: As a detour, drivers may exit Highland Avenue and make a left turn. Go east to H Street and make a right turn. Head south to 5th Street and turn right. Go to the SB I-215 on-ramp. 

Starting Sunday, May 6 at 4 a.m. through Monday, May 7 at 6 a.m. 
 - NB I-215 to close at Baseline Street: As a detour, drivers may exit the new NB I-215 Baseline Street off-ramp using the left lane. NB I-215 travelers will turn left onto Baseline Street and go straight to Mt. Vernon Avenue. At Mt. Vernon Avenue, turn right and go north to the 27th Street NB I-215 on-ramp.

 - NB I-215 to EB SR-210 to close at Baseline Street: As a detour, drivers may exit the new Baseline Street off-ramp using the right lane. Turn right onto Baseline Street, go to H Street and turn left. Head north to Highland Avenue and turn left. Go to the NBSR-259/EB SR-210 on-ramp.

 - SB SR-259 to close at Highland Avenue: As a detour, drivers may exit Highland Avenue and make a left turn. Go east to H Street and make a right turn. Head south to 5th Street and turn right. Go to the SB I-215 on-ramp.    

Other Road Openings, Closures, and Detours

 

Following are closures for the coming week. We remind motorists that the legal speed limit has been reduced to 

55 mph through the construction area. Please slow down and keep a safe driving distance from the vehicle in front of you. 

 

**See above for all #215BIGSHIFT related closures.

 

SB 259

Sunday, April 29 to Thursday, May 3 

8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. nightly

SB SR-259 Connector Closure. For detour and map, click here.

 

Monday, April 30 at 6:30 a.m. through Wednesday, May 2 at 

3:30 p.m.

3rd Street between I Street and J Street. Westbound 3rd Street traffic will be detoured south on the frontage road to 2nd Street, then west to J Street, then north to resume westbound travel on 3rd Street. Eastbound 3rd Street traffic will need to detour south at J Street, travel east on 2nd Street, then north on I Street to 3rd Street.

 

Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily

SB I-215 to EB SR-210 Connector Closure. Take WB SR-210, exit State Street and re-enter EB SR-210 at State Street. 

 

Sunday, April 29 to Thursday, May 3

SB 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. / NB 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. nightly

Northbound and Southbound I-215 alternating lane closures between Rialto Ave. and University Pkwy. No detour necessary as at least one lane will remain open when full freeway closures are not taking place.

About the I-215 Widening Project

 

The I-215 Widening Project in San Bernardino, California is a partnership among San Bernardino Associated Governments, Caltrans, the Federal Highway Administration, and the City of San Bernardino. 

 

The 7.5-mile, $723 million project on I-215 between Orange Show Road and University Parkway will help reduce congestion and improve traffic flow for commuters and the goods movement industry. 

 

For more information about the project, go to www.215news.

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