Widened freeway through inland S Calif open
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- Transportation officials and motorists are celebrating the end of a massive project to widen a freeway through inland Southern California.
Drivers coped with traffic jams and detours for seven years as crews worked to widen Interstate 215 through San Bernardino by adding a carpool and a new lane in each direction on a 7.5-mile stretch of road.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1gcRGrv ) reports the $647 million project was funded through a mix of a local sales tax measure, state bond money and federal stimulus funds.
The project was built in four phases and included the construction of new freeway bridges, connectors and ramps.
Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com