May has become a major milestone month for the project, as crews were able to complete center-running-lane asphalt work on Hospitality Lane between E Street and Waterman Avenue. This section of roadway was removed and reinforced as the new sbX coaches will travel along the middle portion of the street in dedicated bus lanes.
Other major milestones include the start of construction of the Hunts Lane and Carnegie Drive center-running lane sbX stations. Crews are well on their way with station foundation work and planter walls leading to the pedestrian walkways in the signalized intersection.
At the sbX station at Hospitality Lane and Tippecanoe Avenue, the steel canopy structure has been installed and planter walls built. Numerous electrical activities also are taking place throughout this stretch of roadway for intersection signalization and wiring of the stations.
The sbX BRT Project is the first-of-its kind express service to be constructed in the Inland Empire. It is the beginning of an intermodal public transit system in the San Bernardino Valley that will help reduce vehicle congestion while providing the public an environmentally friendly alternative that is sophisticated, cost effective, and time efficient.
The 15.7-mile corridor spans between northern San Bernardino and Loma Linda. It will include 16 art-inspired stations at key university, government, business, entertainment and medical centers as well as four park-and-ride facilities.
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