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

Rob is a 12-year veteran public radio reporter and talk show producer. Other staffers at the station called him the "road guy" because he kept running off to cover all the transportation stories. Rob has degrees in Geography (BS, 2010) and Civil Engineering (MS, 2018).

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