State Route 71 - Caltrans Freeway Projects 

State Route 71 Pavement Delineation and Fiber Optic Installation Projects 
(Caltrans District 8)

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8 is performing ongoing pavement delineation work and installing conduit as part of the fiber optic communications project on State Route 71 (SR-71) through the fall of 2022. The fiber optic project involves installing Transportation Management System (TMS) field elements and a fiber optic communication system on SR-71.

Where:

Work will require alternating lane and on- and off-ramp closures of northbound (NB) and southbound (SB) State Route 71 (SR-71) between the Los Angeles / San Bernardino County line and State Route 91.

Caltrans District 8 Project Area Map

When:

Work will take place at various times during the daytime and evening hours and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2022.

Know Before You Go

Caltrans advises that drivers should anticipate traffic delays and plan ahead. To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to Caltrans District 8 and sign up for commuter alerts. To assist in planning your commute, view live traffic conditions using QuickMap and planned lane closures

State Route 71 Freeway Conversion Project 
(Caltrans District 7)

In spring 2021, Caltrans District 7 began a project along SR-71 to increase freeway capacity and relieve existing traffic congestion. The project will widen SR-71 between Interstate 10 and the Los Angeles/San Bernardino County line to convert the existing 4-lane expressway to a full 8-lane standard freeway and provide carpool lanes on SR-71 between Interstate 10 and State Route 91. The work will involve adding one mixed-flow lane and one High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction and replacing two existing bridge structures over railroads and an existing pedestrian overcrossing as well as constructing retaining walls and sound walls.

Where:

SR-71 between Interstate 10 and the Los Angeles/San Bernardino County line at State Route 60.

SR-71 Caltrans Freeway Conversion Project Map

When:

Phase 1 (Mission Blvd to Los Angeles/San Bernardino County line)
Construction Phase: Spring 2021 to Spring 2024

Phase 2 (I-10 to Mission Blvd)
Construction Phase: Spring 2024 to Spring 2027

Project Cost:

Phase 1 (SR-60 to Mission Blvd) - $174,000,000
Phase 2 (Missions Blvd to I-10) - $170,000,000

SR-71 Freeway Conversion Project Fact Sheet (PDF)

Know Before You Go

For more information, please visit the Caltrans District 7 project website. To receive email updates about this project, contact the Caltrans representatives shown below:

Jeremiah Teves, Public Information Officer, Jeremiah.Teves@dot.ca.gov
Peter Jones, Public Information Officer, Peter.Jones@dot.ca.gov

To assist in planning your commute, view live traffic conditions using QuickMap and planned lane closures.