thinkingahead_i15_2014

It looks like Caltrans thought ahead for this 2002 project.

That’s the year the state of California extended the 210 freeway from the 57 freeway to I-15 in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The new freeway replaced Highland Avenue, which became a frontage road.

As I explored historic aerial photography on Google Earth, I discovered that Caltrans already knew what the future I-15/CA-210 interchange complex would look like.  So, rather than building an overpass for Highland Avenue across the I-15 freeway that would later have to be demolished, the agency built the EB to NB flyover and just connected it to Highland on both sides.  No waste!

Road Guy Rob

A 12-year veteran public radio reporter and producer. Rob covered transportation and urban issues. He earned a graduate degree in Civil Engineering (MS) in 2018.

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