Truck-climbing lane opens Thursday on California Interstate

| 6/27/2005

A truck-climbing lane is opening this week along a hilly stretch of Interstate 10 in California.

The lane runs between the cities of Redlands and Live Oak, near San Bernardino and officially opens at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Though the lane is designed exclusively for trucks, they are not restricted to the lane, which is along a 4-percent grade.

The project, which began in 2003, cost $20 million to complete. October 2004 was the original deadline for completion, according to the San Bernardino County Sun.