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Construction Ends, sbX Service Launches April 28

Whether you have been following sbX construction since the groundbreaking or are new to learning about the service, we’ve got great news to report! The Omnitrans sbX Green Line Bus Rapid Transit Service launches this month, connecting riders to key destinations between northern San Bernardino and Loma Linda. To prepare for start of service on April 28, 2014, construction crews and project management have been busy finalizing items such as fine-tuning electrical components at station locations and at intersections with Traffic Signal Prioritization, keeping up with landscape maintenance, installing various safety features such as railings to prevent jaywalking, and restriping select roadway along the corridor.

For the most part, minimal construction activities are limited to daytime hours between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Traffic control has been lifted along the corridor and you may notice some 60-foot sbX buses driving alongside you at times. As a reminder, buses are being tested and are on the road daily. Important to note, even though construction is winding down, public outreach representatives are still available via the project helpline at (855) SBX-NEWS (729-6397). We’re on board to answer your construction and service related questions until May 2014.

– Kelly Koehler
kkoehler@westboundcommunications.com

Eye-catching sbX station art installations

Art installations have begun at several of the sbX rapid transit stations. Here’s a look at a few of the striking pieces you’ll see along the E-Street corridor.

First free-standing public art installed on the E-Street corridor is a structural monument at the sbX station at North Mall Way, a tribute to the National Orange Show Events Center, by artist Kyung-Mi Shin.

Stainless-steel sculptural marker referencing proton therapy and orange blossoms awaits mounting at Anderson Street at Prospect Street. — at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Red and white stripes adorn a blue pole at sbX southern terminus station at Benton Street and Barton Road. Eventually stars will be added, along with dog tags streaming down the pole as a tribute to our veterans. — at VA Loma Linda Healthcare System.

Artist Leticia Huerta designed the art for the Kendall Drive stations (theme: Natural Histories) — in San Bernardino, CA.

Crews Target Loma Linda P&R Station

Now that roadway work is complete in front of the other four sbX stations in Loma Linda, construction crews can now focus efforts on the park-and-ride station.

The majority of sbX construction work was completed last month at the Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda VA Medical Center and Anderson Street east stations. Crews are now focused on completing the work on the west side of Anderson Street south of Redlands Boulevard.

In August, major work already had taken place on the final sbX station at the future park-and-ride facility. Crews finished building the low wall of the station and installed a handrail along the back wall of the boarding platform. In addition, station lighting and electrical work has taken place as well as drainage in the parking area.

Final touches such as art work installation will come as the project nears completion later this year.

-Kelly Koehler

 

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Work Begins at Loma Linda Park/Ride Station

Crews work on the footing for the new sbX station on the west side of Anderson Street near Redlands Boulevard.

Construction crews have begun working on the fifth and final sbX station platform in Loma Linda, on the west side of Anderson Street near Redlands Boulevard in front of the future park-and-ride location.

The station footing and concrete slab already have been poured. The last week in June will have crews working on forming the planters with rebar and pouring the concrete walls.

In early July, workers will begin placing the steel structure at this sbX station location. Elsewhere in Loma Linda, station work will continue at east Anderson Street and Redlands Boulevard, Anderson Street and Prospect Avenue, and Barton Road and Benton Street.

-Robert Chevez
rchevez@westboundcommunications.com

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