San Bernardino has approved a $2 million street improvement project.
The upgrades will be made on a two-and-one-half mile stretch of Sierra Way between 3rd and 30th streets, according to an agreement approved by the city council earlier this month.
I.E. General Engineering in Beaumont was awarded the contract.
Work is expected to start next month and end in October. The 27-block project will include pavement replacement, new sidewalks and the installation of ramps for disabled persons.
“Improving two and a half miles of Sierra Way demonstrates our continued commitment to better streets, sidewalks, and disabled accessibility in San Bernardino,” said City Manager Robert D. Field in a statement on the city’s website.
Funding from Measure I, the San Bernardino County sales tax measure approved by voters in 1989 and again in 2004 to pay for road and transportation upgrades, will pay for the project.
San Bernardino has approved four road projects worth a combined $15.8 million in the past five months, according to the statement.