La Mesa / Nisqualli / I-15 Interchange
Update as of 10/25/2011
The La Mesa / Nisqualli Interchange is moving to construction! The interchange will construct a new bridge across I-15 connecting La Mesa Road and Nisqualli Road. On and off ramps on both sides of I-15 will also be constructed. Amargosa Road and Mariposa Road will be realigned to make room for the on / off ramps and the bridge.
The interchange will to provide a vital new east-west connection in the City of Victorville. Located between the Bear Valley Road and Palmdale Road (State Route 18) interchanges, nearly 3 miles apart, it will relieve traffic congestion on both of those roads. It is a top priority of the Victorville City Council and City staff has been working with regional, state and federal agencies for years.
A project of this magnitude cannot be funded, developed and constructed solely by the City of Victorville. The project will connect to Interstate 15 and therefore agencies such as SANBAG (San Bernardino Associated Governments), Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration, have been involved with approving various aspects of the project. Environmental permit approvals were required by the Army Corps of Engineers, the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board and the California Department of Fish and Game.
Although it has been in development for many years, the major milestones have been reached and the project is now ready for construction. SANBAG will administer the construction of the project. On November 15, 2011, SANBAG received 6 bids for the construction. Riverside Construction was the lowest qualified bidder at $31,773,843.20.
This schedule is tentative and subject to change
December 1, 2011, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Community Outreach meeting at Mojave Vista Elementary School, 16100 Burwood Ave (7th Ave and Burwood)
December 7, 2011 – SANBAG scheduled to Award Construction Contract
December 8, 2011, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm –Community Outreach meeting at Liberty Elementary School, 12900 Amethyst Rd at 7th Ave. (Amethyst and La Mesa Rd)
January 2012 – Start of Construction SANBAG
Fall 2013 – expected project completion
Funding is provided by the City and SANBAG from local, State and Federal funding sources.
For more information that will be updated on a regular basis, go to the SANBAG website at: www.sanbag.gov. Also follow the project on Twitter @SANBAGnews.