Approved! State Transportation Commission Awards $247 Million for I-5 Improvements
Compiled from Interchange staff and news releases from Caltrans and Metro
The state has approved $2.7 billion in project funding that includes $247 million for the next phase of the Interstate 5 North Los Angeles County Capacity Enhancement Project, clearing the way for the highly anticipated addition of toll-free carpool lanes in northern Los Angeles County.
The decision by the California Transportation Commission was hailed by Golden State Gateway Coalition leaders as a major step forward for the coalition’s top-priority project.
“This is a major step in moving this much-needed project forward,” said Victor Lindenheim, executive director of the Golden State Gateway Coalition. “We’re very pleased that the California Transportation Commission agreed that the project should be among the state’s top priorities for highway construction funding.”
The $539.2 million I-5 (Golden State Freeway) Chokepoint Relief Project will add truck lanes, HOV lanes, auxiliary lanes, sound walls, and an ITS hub station. It will also widen seven bridges and improve access to the California Highway Patrol’s…
Caltrans I-5 Info Online
Caltrans has created an interesting and informative website, www.i-5info.com, to provide the public with information about improvements being made to the Interstate 5 corridor in northern Los Angeles County. Check it out!
Golden State Gateway Coalition:
Who We Are and What We Do
The Golden State Gateway Coalition (I-5) is a non-profit transportation education and advocacy organization based in Santa Clarita.
Newsletter Available Online
The Golden State Gateway Coalition has released the Summer 2018 edition of its newsletter, Interchange:
INFRA Grant Awarded
$47 Million Federal (INFRA) Grant Awarded to I-5 Project Improvements
Source: News release from Rep. Steve Knight
Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) announced after a conversation with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will receive a $47 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to relieve the traffic congestion in Santa Clarita on the I-5.
“Santa Clarita and the entire region will benefit enormously from this grant which will address the… [more]
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