By Susan A. Neufeld
Lake Silverwood, CA – SR – 138 east of Interstate 15 is open to traffic, after being closed for one day. The existing road opens to traffic on Friday, June 9, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. The full closure was necessary to complete a temporary detour and earthwork in preparation for the new realignment of SR-138. There is new alignment toward the far east end of the project.
WHAT IS THE PROJECT?
Caltrans continues work on the $23 million State Route 138 (SR – 138) East Realignment Project. The realignment project is located on SR – 138, just east of Interstate 15 to Summit Post Office Road. The realignment will remove several curves and steep grades, reducing the three-mile stretch by one mile. The project also includes constructing outside shoulders, three bridges, and three wildlife crossings. SR-138 will remain a two-lane road with one lane in each direction.