On Tuesday, March 23, Highland City Council approved a third amendment to the city’s cooperative agreement with San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) for the State Route 210/Base Line Interchange project, adding the realignment of Base Line at Buckeye Street.
The added realignment project will shift the north side of Base Line from SR-210 to Buckeye. The corner is at the edge of the city’s project to widen Base Line Bridge, a project being constructed with the SBCTA’s widening of SR-210.
The realignment was requested by and will be paid for entirely by Lumar Devco IV, LLC, which owns the property on the northeast corner of Base Line and Buckeye and plans to construct restaurants on the two vacant parcels. Lumar made a $100,000 deposit on the project on Feb. 10, when it signed a reimbursement agreement with the city of Highland.
The project includes the realignment and reconstruction of sidewalk, curb and gutter in anticipation for a future right-turn lane at the corner of the development. Adding the work to the SR-210/Base Line Interchange project will help avoid the work and costs associated with the demolition of portions of the interchange project work in the future.