The project consists of construction of a roadway beneath the rail crossing to connect both sides of Ranchero Road through an undercrossing at the BNSF railroad. A shoofly was used in order to accommodate the rail traffic while building the rail bridge. The project also included various other improvements including Ranchero Road widening, reconstruction, and realignment, relocation of utilities, and storm drain and flood control construction and relocation. The completed project will alleviate traffic on Main Street, which was previously the only road to the east side of Hesperia from the west, it will also allow for faster emergency response times, and shorter commute times to Interstate 15. Other phases related to this project include construction of an interchange at Ranchero Road and Interstate 15, as well as the widening of Ranchero road from two lanes to four.
CHJ is currently providing grading observation, compaction testing, materials testing, geotechnical engineering, and construction inspection services for the long awaited undercrossing. CHJ technicians and inspectors are dispatched from our local office and Caltrans qualified laboratory in Victorville, California which allows for fast response time and test results. Project Costs (Phase 1): $32.7 Million Total Project Costs (All Phases): $68.5 Million