Traffic congestion relief in Redlands took a step closer at the SBCTA Board of Directors September meeting. The SBCTA Board approved the awarding of a construction contract for the Interstate 10 University Street Improvement Project. The $3.1 million construction contract was awarded to SEMA Construction Inc.
The I-10 University Street Project proposes to widen the interchange’s westbound on-ramp and eastbound off-ramp, and re-stripe University Street to add turn lanes from Citrus Avenue to Central Avenue to improve traffic operations and reduce congestion. The project also includes adding ramp metering on the westbound on-ramp, signalizing the I-10 ramp intersections, modifying the existing signal at University Street and Citrus Avenue intersection, and constructing a retaining wall at the eastbound off-ramp.
The project looks to improve this eastern gateway to the City of Redlands and will ease traffic for commuters to the University of Redlands, as well as Redlands High School. Final design for the project was approved earlier this year and construction looks to begin early 2021, with project completion by Fall of 2021.