BUILD Discretionary Grant

Ranchero Road Safety, Mobility, and Economic Opportunity Expansion Project Rendering

Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant Application

City of Hesperia is seeking $15.6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) 2019 grant program for the Ranchero Road Safety, Mobility, and Economic Opportunity Expansion Project (Ranchero Road Project). The total cost of the project is $37 million, which includes construction, ROW, administrative, inspection fees and contingencies, with 58 percent coming from local and State funding sources and 42 percent funding through the BUILD Program.

The Ranchero Road Project will rehabilitate and enhance an essential corridor that connects commercial and industrial businesses to Interstate 15 (I-15), a National Highway Freight Network, for the transportation of goods. The Ranchero Road Project also connects a growing number of residents to I-15 and jobs in and around the community of Hesperia as well as the I-15. The Ranchero Road Project will widen five-miles on Ranchero Road between Seventh Avenue and the I-15 from two to four lanes, replace a bridge at the California Aqueduct, widen an at-grade railroad crossing, construct multimodal upgrades, relocate utility facilities, improve drainage systems, and enhance transit operations.

Once completed, this project will serve as a catalyst for increased vehicle and freight mobility, new economic development, creation of mixed-use projects, and reinforce existing land use and zoning plans. The Ranchero Road Project will improve the quality of life for Hesperia and the region by fostering a safe environment, enhancing economic opportunity, reducing travel time for users, increasing safety by reducing serious injuries and fatal crashes. protecting the environment and improving accessibility to and around key activity centers in Hesperia and beyond creating healthier, more livable neighborhoods.

The Ranchero Road Project meets all BUILD grant selection criteria and would positively affect mobility throughout the region. 

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