August 14, 2008
Federal Funding Update
FHWA Releases SAFETEA-LU
Funds for I-5 Project
August 2005, the president signed the long-awaited $286 billion
national surface transportation bill. This past December, most of the
$1.6 million specified in the bill for the Santa Clarita I-5 Gateway
Improvement Project was released by the Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA) and made available to Caltrans.
agency is currently managing and providing oversight on the
environmental studies (EIR/EIS) phase of this critically important
freeway improvement project. Availability of these funds will expedite
project delivery, and further cement federal support for the roadway
The effort to secure these funds was led by Rep.
Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, and supported by Sens. Dianne Feinstein and