Industrial Boulevard, Silica Drive in Victorville will receive a “complete road reconstruction”

Construction will begin soon on two busy stretches of road in southeast Victorville.

A “complete road reconstruction” of Industrial Boulevard and Silica Drive between Bear Valley and Hesperia roads is scheduled to begin on Monday and is expected to last four months, officials said.

Drivers should expect delays as detours and closures will be in effect. Businesses in the construction zone will remain open, according to a city statement.

Victorville City Council awarded a $ 4.5 million contract to Sully-Miller Contracting Company in May, with the total cost of the project estimated to be around $ 4.6 million.

Industrial Boulevard and Silica Drive – which connect the northwest of the Bear Valley and Hesperia roads – are frequently used by motorists looking to bypass the busy intersection.

“This well-used alternative route is affected by commercial trucks and high traffic volumes throughout the day,” a report from city staff said. “The condition of the road has deteriorated to the point that reconstruction is necessary. “

In addition to replacing the roadway, crews will improve sidewalks, driveways, gutters, ramps, intersections and drainage facilities.

Officials said a metal storm drains will be replaced with a new “reinforced storm drains” and additional storm water catch basins will be built.

The teams should finish the work at the end of October.

Skanska USA equipment is located near the intersection of Green Tree Boulevard and Hesperia Road on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Skanska is the construction company overseeing the extension of the boulevard to the east and the construction of a 600 foot bridge.

The project is one of several projects related to the city’s roads.

Workers began repairing 16 miles of road in the Liberty Village area on June 1, performing crack sealing followed by a suspension joint.

A mud joint is a thin paving treatment using aggregates, such as sand, with an asphalt emulsion and other additives that can increase pavement life by 3 to 5 years, according to Caltrans.

On May 4, city council awarded a $ 1.8 million contract to Pavement Coatings Company to carry out work in an area bounded by La Mesa Road to the north, El Evado Road to the west, Bear Valley Road to the south and Amethyst Road to the east.

City manager Keith Metzler said the project aims to “rejuvenate” the roads in neighborhoods in Liberty Village, some of which are between 30 and 35 years old.

While not a long-term upgrade, city engineer Brian Gengler said the mud sealant treatment will extend the life of the pavement and will was a “fairly cost effective method of covering a larger area – a neighborhood – like this one.”

The highly anticipated Green Tree Extension Project began on June 2 to extend the artery east to the Ridgecrest and Yates roads, which will provide another east-west route to Interstate 15.

It is estimated that the teams will complete this $ 46.8 million project in two years. Construction includes building a 600-foot bridge over the BNSF railway which officials say will be the longest in the city.

Daily Press reporter Martin Estacio can be contacted at 760-955-5358 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @DP_mestacio.

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