Hellman Avenue Railroad Crossing Improvements Coming this Summer
Updates designed to improve rail, traffic, and pedestrian safety at the railroad crossing on Hellman Avenue at 8th Street will begin early this summer. The project scope includes completing curb, gutter, and sidewalk improvements along Hellman Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets. The existing all-way stop at Hellman and 8th Street will also be replaced with a traffic signal. Upgrades to rail equipment will include safety features like pedestrian crossing gates. The City expects project completion by the end of the year.
Hellman Avenue north of 8th Street will be closed during construction to facilitate equipment and protect drivers, pedestrians, and crews. The $3.5 million project leverages local and federal funds generated through a partnership between the City, Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) and the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (formerly SANBAG).
For questions on this project, please visit the Engineering - Capital Improvements section on the City website at www.CityofRC.us.