Crews installing sub-ballast at Mill Street preparing the area for new track installation.

As the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority continues construction of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, crews have completed approximately 40% of the project with civil work completed at a few crossings and some of the bridge work nearing completion as well.

The next phase of the project will have crews completing civil work and signal installation at each crossing as well as roadwork activities such as re-paving in and around the crossings. This work will require mostly alternating lane closures with the possibility of full closures.

What to Expect: At times, work throughout the corridor may be loud and cause vibration. You may see flashing lights on trucks, and hear drilling, hammering, truck back-up alarms and equipment engines.

Please remember construction is dynamic and the schedule is weather permitting and subject to change.

RAIL CROSSING CLOSURES

Crews are working at the rail crossings throughout the corridor on weekdays and weekends to prepare for rail crossing installation. Please plan ahead, leave early and allow extra time to reach your destination. Pedestrian access will be available. All businesses are open and accessible during construction. Please click here for detour map(s).

  • Tennessee Street - Beginning May 15 on weekends only from 8 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.
  • Arrowhead Avenue - Began April 13 Monday through Sunday 24 hours a day.
  • D Street - Began April 13. D Street crossing will be closed permanently to through traffic.
  • Central Avenue - Beginning May 26 for 24 hours a day Monday through Sunday.

LANE CLOSURES

For the next few weeks crews will install storm drain and communication duct bank; install electrical conduit; perform signal work; replace curb, gutter, roadway, driveways, and sidewalks; and perform potholing. During this time there will be intermittent lane closures on California Street, Nevada Street, Alabama Street, Colton Avenue, Tennessee Street, Texas Street, Orange Street, Sixth Street, Seventh Street, Ninth Street, Church Street and University Street. Through traffic/two-way traffic will remain at all times at each location.

  • Orange Street: Southbound lanes will be closed from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15 for crews to stand a cantilever (beam) that hangs over the road. Only northbound traffic will be allowed during this time. After 11 a.m. intermittent lane closures will occur throughout the day with through traffic/two-way traffic occurring on the northbound and southbound lanes.

DAYTIME WORK

Work below will occur from7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays except as noted. All streets will remain open for traffic. Some work may cause delays, please obey all posted detour and construction signs and be aware of traffic control onsite.

  • Santa Ana River, Warm Creek and Mill Creek Bridges: Crews will be reconstructing the bridges.
  • Tippecanoe Avenue: Crews are working on the station. Be alert of crews working on the west side of Tippecanoe Avenue.
  • Richardson Street to Mountain View Avenue: Crews will perform various work from Richardson Street to Mountain View Avenue. Please be alert for construction traffic entering the guideway from adjacent crossings.
  • Richardson Street: Crews will perform various work at Richardson Street between Victoria Street and Hardt Street. Richardson Street will remain open for all traffic. Large trucks will move through this area, flaggers will be onsite to assist as needed.
  • E Street to Sierra Way: Crews will be removing existing track and placing new track.