The City of Ontario, in partnership with the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), Union Pacific Railroad, and the County of San Bernardino, will be begin two grade separation projects, the North Vineyard Avenue Grade Separation Project and the South Milliken Avenue Grade Separation Project.
The North Vineyard Avenue Grade Separation Project will allow for a railroad bridge over Vineyard Avenue. The railroad tracks will be raised approximately four feet while Vineyard Avenue will be lowered approximately 22 feet. Airport Drive and Holt Avenue will be re-aligned to meet the change in slope. Construction for this project begins on Friday, February 28 and is expected to be completed in the middle of 2016. The South Milliken Avenue Grade Separation will provide for a street bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad Los Angeles Subdivision Line. The railroad tracks will be elevated approximately 30 feet with all turning movements at the intersection to be made on the bridge. Utilities will be relocated and concrete decorative retaining walls will be used to reinforce the bridge. Philadelphia Street will be re-aligned to connect with Mission Boulevard. Construction for this project begins on Monday, March 3 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2017.
These projects will create new construction jobs, while reducing traffic congestion and enabling efficient movement of goods and services.