RIALTO - The city is getting financial help to patch pavement along three major roads.

San Bernardino County Public Works will contribute $420,881 to restore pavement on a loop that runs from Ayala Avenue to Base Line, over to Riverside Avenue and back up to Ayala.

The city seeks to repair stretches of the roads that deteriorated when used for major detours while the 210 Freeway was constructed, officials said.

"There was damage due to excessive traffic in those areas," said Roni Edis, spokeswoman for the county's Public Works department.

The city will contribute $415,8000 to the project. San Bernardino Associated Governments will contribute about $108,000, Edis said.

The three entities shared costs for the repairs, because some of the project area runs into unincorporated parts of the city, Edis said.

The city won't get to work on the project until about the middle of next year, said Ahmad Ansari, public works director.

There are several projects along in the area the city needs to attend to first, Ansari said.

Southern California Edison needs to do some utility work on Ayala Avenue and Base Line, and the department needs to resolve drainage problems along those roads as well, Ansari said.

He added that the department is looking to conduct soil reports on Base Line prior to pavement improvements.

Ansari said the project will be advertised to contractors in January and that bids should