By A.J. Hazarabedian

The City of Victorville was pleased to learn that Caltrans has agreed to allow the city to oversee the La Mesa/Nisqualli Interchange project.

According to the City, this decision will cut costs by almost $5 million and may also speed up construction.

However, the City is pushing back the construction start date as they continue to struggle with right of way issues.

In the Daily Press article, La Mesa interchange to start in fall: Will relieve Bear Valley traffic,” Councilman Ryan McEachon indicated, “property acquisition issues will most likely take another six months.”

The article mentions eminent domain proceedings for three parcels will be discussed at the beginning of the year.