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San Bernardino Launches Next Phase of Its Program to Improve 53 Streets Across the City

The San Bernardino City Council approved the third phase of a four phase, 53-street plan to repave and resurface streets and repair sidewalks throughout San Bernardino. The most recent contract, approved on March 16, was awarded to the Matich Corporation in the amount of $6.4 million. It will encompass segments of fourteen streets in the city. Work on this phase, which will also include ADA accessible ramps, drainage, sidewalk installation, signage, and curb/gutter improvements, will begin in early May and should be completed by October 2022.

Funding for this project will come from Measure S funds as well as budgetary savings from other projects within the City’s 2021/2022 Capital Improvement Plan.

“This is another example of San Bernardino continuing to upgrade our city’s infrastructure,” said City Manager Robert D. Field. “There is a lot more work to do, but our residents are already noticing a difference.”

Streets that will be improved in this phase are:

  • Temple Street – from J Street to Perris Street (Ward 1)
  • Acacia Street – from 10thStreet to Baseline Street (Ward 2)
  • Prospect Avenue – from Congress Street to Flood Control (Ward 3)
  • Ralston Avenue – from Mt. View to Waterman Avenue (Ward 4)
  • Dover Drive - from Mountain Drive to I Street (Ward 5)
  • Meridian Avenue - from Foothill Blvd. to 7th Street (Ward 6)
  • Parkside Avenue - from 30th Street to Parkdale Avenue (Ward 7)
  • Congress Street – from Mt. Vernon to K Street (Ward 3)
  • Virginia Street – from E Street to F Street and G Street to H Street (Ward 2)
  • Niles Street - from San Gabriel Street to Crestview Street (Ward 2)
  • Trenton Street - from Crestview Avenue to Valencia Avenue (Ward 2)
  • Cedar Street - from Highland Avenue to 29th Street (Ward 2)
  • Arden Street – from Highland Avenue to Pacific Street (Wards 2,7)
  • Country Club Lane – from Waterman Avenue to Fremontia Drive (Ward 7)

In December 2021, a contract was awarded to Onyx Paving Company for work on seven streets across town. In February 2022, the City Council awarded a contract for nine streets to All-American Asphalt. Work on those phases is currently underway.

Bidding for the final phase, which will encompass twenty-three additional street segments, will be held in May.

The streets identified for rehabilitation work were prioritized through a March 2020 pavement management analysis completed by the Public Works Department, which used scientific methods to rate the condition of all public streets in San Bernardino and to prioritize their rehabilitation. 

In 2021, the City of San Bernardino Public Works Department improved and rehabilitated over 3.8 million square feet of roadway, 37,000 square feet of curb, gutter, and sidewalk, and 119 ADA accessible ramps throughout the city.

( Press Release- San Bernardino Launches Next Phase of Its Street Improvement Program )