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We’re on the Road:
Caltrans Breaks Ground on I-5 Pavement Rehab

Local and state officials gathered recently to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highly anticipated $171 million project to upgrade the roadway on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley in northern Los Angeles County.

The I-5 Roadway Rehabilitation Project will replace and repair pavement on nearly 16 miles of the freeway, with an expected completion date in mid-2019.

“This section of Interstate 5 has pavement that is more than 50 years old and no longer adequate for current and future traffic loads,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “This project is an essential investment to improve transportation infrastructure. I-5 is the major north-south trucking corridor that facilitates the movement of goods and people by providing a connection between the Central Valley and the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.”

The improvements are being made on a segment of I-5 that is used by more than 1 million vehicles a week. The project will provide a…
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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. 

  • Our members include community, business and government leaders who live in, work in and represent the interests of the fastest growing sub-region in Los Angeles County. 

  • Our goal is to improve roadway mobility, safety and goods movement throughout northern Los Angeles County.

  • The Interstate 5 corridor is our priority. It is an important regional transportation facility and is a key economic lifeline linking job centers, cities, ports, agriculture, and tourist attractions throughout California.

Newsletter Available Online

The Golden State Gateway Coalition has released the Fall 2017 edition of its newsletter, Interchange:

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to download the current edition.

The 8-page newsletter is designed to be easy to download and print, providing a portable update on the I-5 improvements and other north Los Angeles County transportation issues. Also, full-color… [more]

North County Leaders Meet

Barger Hosts Transportation Summit

By Carol Rock
Special to Interchange

The inaugural Santa Clarita Valley Transportation Summit, held Sept. 21 at Santa Clarita City Hall, offered stakeholders from downtown Los Angeles to the Antelope Valley an opportunity to exchange ideas and bring each other up to speed on projects currently under way or planned for the future.

The meeting was hosted by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. In attendance… [more]

The Case for I-5

Top Ten Reasons to Support Improvements to Interstate 5

The Golden State Gateway Coalition believes there are many great reasons to favor I-5 improvements in Northern Los Angeles County, and these are the Top 10. We've taken a closer look at each of them in the indicated editions of our newsletter:

1.  Relieve congestion and improve mobility  (Spring 2008)

2.  Public safety   (Summer-Fall 2009)

3.  To facilitate goods movement   (Winter 2008)

4.  Jobs and economic development   (Winter 2009)

5.  To accommodate growth in commerce and population (Spring 2011)

6.  Air quality and pollution abatement   (Spring 2009)

7.  Energy conservation   (Summer 2008)

8.  Homeland security and strategic importance (Winter 2010)

9.  Facilitate access to basic services: health care, education, police and
fire department (Summer 2010)

10.  Improve the quality of life for Californians and everyone who uses the I-5 (Summer 2011)

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