Media Advisory: I-10/Tippecanoe Westbound Loop Ramp to Open Thursday, April 7

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San Bernardino – The westbound Interstate 10 (I-10) loop on-ramp at Tippecanoe Avenue is scheduled to open on Thursday, April 7. The new on-ramp will allow northbound motorists to turn right and loop around to get onto westbound I-10, eliminating the left-turn movement under the bridge. The new configuration will significantly improve access to the freeway and
reduce traffic congestion on Tippecanoe Avenue.

This new ramp is a key feature of the two-phase interchange project that was initiated to improve access to key destinations including Loma Linda University Medical Center, San Bernardino retail centers, and local residents and businesses. The goal is to relieve traffic congestion and reduce impacts to local property owners and commuters.

Phase one enhanced the eastbound off ramp from I-10 and improved the drainage systems that run parallel to the freeway. Phase two is making new westbound on and off ramp improvements, as well as making Tippecanoe Avenue wider between Redlands Boulevard and Harriman Place. Motorists will also experience better operation near Redlands Boulevard and Anderson Street in the form of dedicated turn lanes, improved signage, and better drainage.

Phase two is anticipated to be complete by summer 2016. Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through the area as motorists adjust to the new configuration and while construction is ongoing.

Media Contact: Tim Watkins | Office of Legislative and Public Affairs | 909.884.8276

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