The City has recently applied for the FY 2017 TIGER Discretionary Grant. Securing TIGER funds will allow the City to complete the final phase of the 3-phase Ranchero Road Corridor Project in Hesperia, California. The primary purpose of this project is to increase capacity for the more than 14,000 motorists that travel this major arterial corridor daily. Building upon this corridor’s first two phases, which included an Interchange at Ranchero Road and Interstate 15 (I-15) and a railroad underpass at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway railroad tracks near Seventh Avenue, the City of Hesperia will leverage $27.3 million from public private partnerships to widen a five mile stretch of this east-west, regionally significant corridor to:
Broaden measures to improve safety conditions for all users.
Promote commerce by facilitating freight movement along Ranchero Road between I-15 and Hesperia’s industrial area and rail spur.
Connect Hesperia’s and adjacent jurisdictions’ residents to destinations that bridge the divide and provide access to spur economic opportunity.
Create a healthy and livable community by reducing congestion, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Improve safety response times for emergency vehicles on the recognized emergency route as well as improve public transit timeliness.