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SB Continues with street upgrades

San Bernardino is moving forward with the third phase of its four-phase 53-street improvement plan.

The city council this month approved a $6.4 million contract with the Matich Corp. to repave and resurface 14 city streets, according to a statement released by the city.

Phase three will include access ramps built to conform with the Americans with Disabilities Act, drainage and sidewalk installation, curb and gutter upgrades and signs. Work is expected to start in May and be completed by October.

“This is another example of San Bernardino continuing to upgrade our city’s infrastructure,” said City Manager Robert D. Field in the statement. “There is a lot more work to do, but our residents are already noticing a difference.”

Funding for this project will come from Measure S funds as well as budget savings from other projects in San Bernardino’s 2021-2022 capital improvement plan. Measure S is a one-cent sales tax passed in November 2020 to help pay for general services.

In 2021, San Bernardino’s public works department improved more than 3.8 million square feet of roadway, 37,000 square feet of curb, gutter, and sidewalk, and 119 ADA accessible ramps, according to the statement.

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