By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Needles City Manager Rick Daniels (Information and Press Release):
Needles, California: Repair work along a bumpy stretch of Needles Highway near David Drive will begin on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.
In a press release from Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, Tuesday morning, the City of Needles will begin the $217 thousand dollars in major road repairs to North Needles Highway from 800′ North of Palm Rd for approx. 1/2 mile North.
“This is a much needed and long overdue road project that increased Measure I (1/4 % sales tax for road maintenance) revenues, and we are excited to improve the traveling public’s safety,” said Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams.
The City of Needles is using Christensen Brothers General Engineering Inc of Apple Valley to conduct the work.
The project continues efforts to rebuild Needles Highway that first began in 2002.
San Bernardino County Public Works managed the first phases of the Needles Highway from N Street to 500′ South of Park Rd. Of approximately $3.5 million, $1.86 million remains from the allocated cost of that project.
San Bernardino County has secured approval from CalTrans to apply the savings towards constructing a 1-mile segment from 500′ South of Park Rd to 800′ North of Palm Rd.
The project tomorrow will “grind and pave” the old patches and lay a 2″ overlay with petromat for the 1/2 mile of Needles Hwy.
Motorists should drive with caution through the area as there will be a lot of construction vehicle and workers working along the roadway.