Ranchero Road Interchange, Hesperia
On Friday, February 20th, San Bernardino Associated Governments Vice President Ryan McEachron was joined by more than 300 people made up of residents, business owners, City, County and State officials and project team members to celebrate the opening of the much-needed, highly-anticipated Interstate 15 Ranchero Road Interchange.
This approximately $55 million dollar investment into the High Desert region offers another east/west connection for thousands of San Bernardino County commuters. Combining this new interchange with the recently completed Ranchero Road Underpass to the east will reduce commuting by many miles and save commuters valuable time from their daily drive.
“There is still more to do here in the High Desert,” Vice President McEachron offered the crowd. “SANBAG and Caltrans are working on improvements in the Cajon Pass; we’re nearing completion of the Lenwood Road Grade Separation Project in Barstow; and, everyone is excited about the work going on along the Yucca Loma Corridor between Victorville and Apple Valley.”
Vice President McEachron was joined by County Supervisor Robert Lovingood, Hesperia Mayor Eric Schmidt, Caltrans District 8 Director Basem Muallem, and special guest, Hon. Jay Obernolte, Assembly Member – 33rd District. The event culminated with all the hundreds of attendees assisting Mayor Schmidt cut the ribbon on the “new gateway to the High Desert.”
The interchange was opened to traffic the same day.
Cutting the ribbon on the newest improvement to the High Desert.