Kramer Junction – The new freeway that will bypass the Kramer Junction area is said to be 20 percent complete. Traffic continues to flow through the Kramer Junction area as crews with Kewitt Infrastructure and others work on the Kramer Junction Expressway Project, which when complete, will connect the Central California area to Interstates 15 and 40 just outside of Barstow. The new expressway will be a continuous 4-lane freeway with an interchange in Kramer Junction and is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2020.
According to San Bernardino County Cal-Trans District #8 Dept. of External Affairs Public Information Officer Tyeisha Prunty, “Cal-Trans continues to work on the estimated $191 million State Route 58 Kramer Junction Expressway Project, which will realign and widen a 13 mile stretch of highway 58, build a new interchange in Kramer Junction and one railroad grade separation. The purpose of the project is to accommodate increased volumes of oversized vehicles, reduce traffic congestion, improve reliability of goods movement, extend pavement life and improve operational efficiency.”
“The project is still in the early stages as crews continue to work on clearing and grubbing, (earth movement) utility relocation, environmental fence installations and railroad overhead bridge column installations. Currently, the project is approximately 20% completed and a majority of construction activity continues to be away from the current highway 58. Cal-Trans is asking motorists to be aware of the construction work and to SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE.”