Caltrans officials broke ground last Friday on a construction project that will add 5.2 miles of carpool lanes in each direction of the San Bernardino (10) Freeway between West Covina and Pomona.
The $195 million project is the last of three that will create 40 miles of continuous carpool lanes between downtown Los Angeles and San Bernardino County.
“These additional lanes are an example of some of the direct steps we’re taking to reduce travel times on some of the state’s most congested highways, including this vital route in the Los Angeles area’s regional freeway system,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The latest project will add one carpool lane in each direction of the 10 Freeway between Citrus Street in West Covina and the Orange (57) Freeway in Pomona. The project will also include the construction of soundwalls to reduce freeway noise in adjacent neighborhoods. Construction is expected to be completed by summer 2021.
Caltrans officials said more than 200,000 cars use the stretch daily.