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Transit Center Platform Takes Shape

People passing by the Rialto Avenue and E Street sbX station can begin to see what center-running stations will look like. The installation of station artwork will be done toward the end of the project.

During the past month, construction crews have been working on the Rialto Avenue and E Street sbX station – one of six center-running stations throughout the project. Motorists driving past the Rialto Avenue station will see that a raised concrete platform and steel canopy structure have already been built.

Construction of the San Bernardino Transit Center is expected to start in fall 2013.

This specific station will allow riders to easily transfer to other modes of public transit across the street at the future site of the San Bernardino Transit Center. Riders will have the option to connect to the new Downtown San Bernardino Metrolink extension, which can take passengers all the way to Union Station in Los Angeles or transfer to Omnitrans regular bus service. There are also plans to provide passenger rail service from the transit center to Redlands through the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, which is currently in the environmental phase.

Crews have begun constructing the new curbs and gutters along the south side of Hospitality Lane.

Elsewhere in San Bernardino, there has been significant progress on E Street as new curbs, gutters and sidewalks are being built on the west side between Rialto Avenue and 6thStreet. On Hospitality Lane, traffic control has been removed on the north side of the street between Tippecanoe Avenue and Commerce Center Drive East. On the south side of Hospitality Lane, crews have already begun to build new curbs and gutters between E Street and Tippecanoe Avenue. New driveways and sidewalks will be constructed in the coming weeks and months.

– Robert Chevez
rchevez@westboundcommunications.com

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sbX Update for June 11-15

To establish a safe work environment for crews and the public, the construction crew has implemented traffic control measures that allow for at least one lane in each direction to be open during construction. Maintaining access to businesses is a high priority as part of this project. As such, signage is placed throughout the corridor to inform the public that they are open for business.

Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue Park-and-Ride-Facility
Parameters: South of Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue intersection
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Specifics: Concrete paving, asphalt paving
LANE CLOSURE: NA

E Street
Parameters: Select locations between 10th Street and Orange Show Road
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Night Work: Sun. – Fri. from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly
Specifics: Driveway, curb and gutter work continues, roadway concrete cutting, storm drain activities, electrical activities, traffic control implementation
LANE CLOSURE: Parking along the east side of E Street has been eliminated.

Hospitality Lane
Parameters: Select locations between Diners Court and Tippecanoe Avenue
Night Work: Mon. – Fri. from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Specifics: Driveway, curb and gutter work continues, grading for concrete bus pads, electrical activities
LANE CLOSURE: North side of Hospitality Lane nearest the curb is closed.

Various Bus Station Locations
Parameters: Marshall Boulevard, Baseline Street,
Little Mountain Drive, Shandin Hills Drive, Highland Avenue
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Night Work: Sun. – Fri. from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly
Specifics: Irrigation activities, electrical activities, foundation digging, underground utility work

About sbX
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.

sbX Construction Update for May 14-18

Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue Park-and-Ride-Facility
Parameters: South of Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue intersection
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Specifics: Curb pouring and leveling, construct station roof, construct station structure steel, irrigation activities
LANE CLOSURE: NA

E Street
Parameters: Select locations between 10th Street and Orange Show Road
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Night Work: Mon. – Fri. from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly
Specifics: Driveway, curb and gutter work continues, irrigation activities, electrical activities
LANE CLOSURE: West side of E Street nearest curb is closed.

Hospitality Lane
Parameters: Select locations between Diners Court and Tippecanoe Avenue
Night Work: Mon. – Thurs. from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Fri. from midnight to 7 a.m. nightly
Specifics: Ongoing irrigation and landscaping activities (includes median work), electrical activities, curb and gutter removal, excavation activities, fire service activities
LANE CLOSURE: North side of Hospitality Lane nearest the curb is closed.

PLEASE NOTE:
This week, planned water service interruption is expected as a result of water meter relocation work in select areas of Hospitality Lane. Service interruption will be minimal and will only take place when meters are ready to be connected to the main water line at night. Outreach to businesses regarding this activity is ongoing. Notification of temporary service interruption will occur at least 24 hours in advance.

To establish a safe work environment for crews and the public, the construction crew has implemented traffic control measures that allow for at least one lane in each direction to be open during construction. Maintaining access to businesses is a high priority as part of this project. As such, signage is placed throughout the corridor to inform the public that they are open for business.

For more information please contact the toll-free Project Helpline at (855) sbX-NEWS (729-6397) or visit www.omnitrans-sbx.com

About sbX
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. 

sbX Construction Alert for February 13-17


E Street Construction Activities
Crews continue to work on the west side of E Street in select areas
between 10th Street and Hospitality Lane.

In order to establish a safe work environment for crews and the public,
traffic control measures have been implemented to close the lane nearest
the curb on the west side of E Street.

Activities include tree removal/relocation, saw cutting, potholing,
temporary relocation of traffic signals and street lighting, and paving.
Maintaining access to business in this area is of high importance and
signage has been placed throughout informing the public that businesses
are open during construction.

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Water Meter Relocation Work
Mon., Feb. 13 to Thurs., Feb. 16; Mon., Feb. 20 to Thurs., Feb. 23
Nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

In an effort to minimize impacts to businesses during the day, water meter
relocation work will take place at night on E Street through select areas
between 10th Street and Hospitality Lane.

Water service interruption will be minimal and only take place when the
meters are ready to be connected to the main water line. Businesses will
be notified 24 hours ahead of an up to two-hour period to connect the line.

We appreciate your patience during construction. For more information,
please call the project helpline at (855) sbX-NEWS / 729-6397.

sbX Construction And Bus Stop Closures

sbX Rapid TransitWork on Phase 1 for the SbX service begins on Monday, February 6. This work is expected to last 4 months and will affect several bus stops. As always, buses will stop where safe.


Route 7:

All bus stops will be open.  Construction may cause traffic to narrow to one lane on E Street, but all stops will be open.

Route 2:
Bus Stops #5479 and #5480,  located on the west side of E Street, below Baseline to Sixth Street, will be closed.

Bus Stop #5487, located on the west side of E Street and North Mall, will be open, but the shelter will not be accessible.

Bus Stop #5488, located on the west side of E Street and South Mall, will be open, but buses may park south of the shelter to pick up and drop off.

Routes 2 and 215:
Bus Stop #5483, located on the west side of E Street, at the intersection of Rialto Ave., will be closed.