City Receives Grant for Baseline Street

City Receives $240,000 Grant to Plan Improvements for Baseline Street
Posted on Dec 20, 2023

City of San Bernardino Receives $240,000 Grant
to Plan Improvements for Baseline Street

The City of San Bernardino has announced that it has received a $240,800 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to plan road improvements along Baseline Street. Upon completion of the work funded through this award, the City will be positioned to compete for project funding in future USDOT funding cycles. 

“Baseline Street is one of the most important streets in San Bernardino, as it runs from the most eastern to the most western part of the city, said Lynn Merrill, San Bernardino’s Interim Public Works Director. “Using this grant to create a plan that implements safety enhancements along this corridor underscores the City’s commitment to improving our streets and intersections.”

The Department of Transportation awarded 385 Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants to regional, local, and Tribal communities for implementation, planning, and demonstration projects at the local level to improve safety and help prevent deaths and serious injuries on the nation’s roadways.

The City of San Bernardino will use this award to conduct a comprehensive assessment of safety issues along Baseline Street between Meridian Avenue to Tippecanoe Avenue, with a specific focus on improving safety conditions for pedestrians and cyclists. Measures proposed to be part of the study include high-visibility crosswalks; Class I, II, and III bike lanes; electronic speed feedback signs; and road adjustment measures such as modifying lane widths and the installation of rumble strips.

Recommendations from this process, which will also include community engagement, would be added to the City’s Local Road Safety Plan, one of the requirements necessary to apply for future funding offered through SS4A to make the improvements.