July 14, 2017

Toll Lanes

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Background:

I-10 Corridor Project Background

The I-10 Corridor Project is currently in the environmental review phase. While the SBCTA Board has selected Express Lanes as the locally preferred alternative, that does not mean it’s the final decision.

The I-10 freeway is a critical transportation corridor through San Bernardino County used by residents, businesses and visitors. It’s also a major trucking route between Southern California and the rest of the country as goods movement is vitally important for the local and national economies. Up to 263,000 vehicles and more than 20,000 trucks travel through this corridor each day.

As our region grows, travel will also increase. As a result, we will continue to see congestion grow during many hours of the day. This reduces time people can spend at home with family, friends, or engaging in activities of their choice.

To address these challenges, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), the council of governments and transportation planning agency for San Bernardino County, has studied alternatives as part of the I-10 Corridor Project to keep traffic moving. The solutions studied are designed to provide choices to motorists when driving along I-10 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. The Final Environmental Environmental Document for this project can be reviewed here.

I-15 Corridor Project Background

The I-15 Corridor Project is currently in the environmental review phase.

The I-15 Corridor, which includes the segement 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 will continue 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. The solutions being studied are designed 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.