* This story has been updated to reflect that the on-ramp closure will begin in early May – updated on 4/9/19 at 2:47 p.m.
Caltrans will be closing the westbound San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) on-ramp at Kellogg Drive later this spring semester for 90 days. This is part of the Caltrans High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Project that will add an HOV lane to I-10, helping to alleviate traffic congestion.
Caltrans has not provided an exact date for the start of the closure but has estimated that it may begin in early May. The on-ramp will be closed for about 90 days.
When Caltrans has an update on the closure dates and other important project details, the university will inform the campus community via email and the university’s Compass website.
In addition, Caltrans plans to close the I-10 westbound off-ramp at Kellogg for one week during the summer. Exact closure dates have not yet been determined.
Here are a few alternate routes to go west on the I-10:
- Take Kellogg to East Campus Drive. Turn left onto South Campus Drive and another left on Ridgeway Street. Turn left to get on the westbound I-10.
- Drive east on Temple Avenue to the CA-57. Turn right to merge onto CA-57 northbound and take the first exit for the I-10 westbound.
- Take Temple Avenue west and turn right on Grand Avenue. Drive north to the I-10.
The westbound on-ramp closure is expected to increase traffic leaving campus, especially between 4 and 6 p.m. University Police are developing a mitigation plan and will help direct campus traffic during peak hours.
You can find additional information about the project by visiting the Caltrans District 7 website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/d7/projects/10/10-hov.html. Additional FAQs and a map of the closures is available on the university’s Compass website. Caltrans has shared that closure and alternate route information is also available on Waze through the mobile apps and live map.
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