Rolling out the welcome mat

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Robert Rogers, Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO — The look of a freeway exit can affect the way you view a community.

That’s what Councilman Chas Kelley says. And that’s why he pushed hard to beautify the intersate 215 northbound off-ramp at University Parkway.

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There, crews are laying a river rock shouldr, dotted with larger boulders, to line a few hundred feet along the off-ramp. Palm trees and a flowering plum tree are also planned, Kelly said.

The work is being done with a $20,000 donation from developer Watson & Associates, which is matched by the city.

“It’s about time we polished up a little, ” Kelley says.