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North County Leaders Meet

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

INFRA Grant Awarded

CTC OK's I-5 Pavement Rehab

Election 2016

HOV Lanes in Design

Metro Plan Puts I-5 HOV Lanes on Fast Track

Transportation Funding Options

Truck Lanes Open

Save the Date for Mobility 21

47 Percent and Counting!

It's Getting Real!

Leaders Unite at COG Summit

The Case for I-5

405 Closure Countdown

Help On the Way!


Start Your Shovels!

The BIG Picture!

Caltrans I-5 Info Online

Mobility 21 Summit 2011

Earmarks and Transportation Funding

Metro Approves LRTP

Jobs & the Gateway Project

Mobility 21 Summit Set for Oct. 29

Commentary: The Need for Truck Lanes

Help Is on the Way

L.A.'s New Math: 30/10 = 12?

Mobility 21 Preview

Measure R Potential

Mobility 21 Summit Set for Sept. 21

I-5 Carpool Improvements

Economic Stimulus Analysis

McKeon Goes to Bat for I-5

Freeway-Friendly Administration?

SCAG Includes I-5 in RTP

MTA, County Place Initiative on Ballot

Federal Funding Update

I-5 HOV Grand Opening

North County Roadway Updates

Freeway Status Updates

I-5 crash follow-up

Scoping Begins

August Update: I-5/Magic Mountain Parkway

HOV Lanes South of SCV

Construction Continues

Hasley Bridge

SCV Area Roadway Projects

Antelope Valley Area Road Projects

June 28, 2016

HOV Lanes in Design

Metro Issues $30.8 Million Contract for I-5 HOV Design

The Phase 2 high occupancy vehicle lanes of the Interstate 5 North Los Angeles County Gateway Improvement Project are taking a significant step forward this month, as the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) executes a $30.8 million design contract, one of the final pieces of the pre-construction puzzle.

“A project of this magnitude requires a great deal of planning and design work, and we’re pleased to see this critical aspect of the project moving forward now, in 2016, so it can be ready for a potential 2019 groundbreaking,” said Tom DiPrima, president of the Golden State Gateway Coalition, which has supported the I-5 improvement project for the past dozen years.

As of this writing, the contract is being finalized for delivery to CH2M Hill, the engineering firm with which Metro is contracting for the design work.

Upon execution of the contract, design work will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by early 2019.

The consultant will be preparing the plans, specifications and estimates for HOV lanes in both directions between the I-5/State Route 14 interchange and Parker Road in Castaic, along with auxiliary lanes and enforcement areas for the California Highway Patrol, said Aline Antaramian, deputy executive officer of Metro’s highway program.

“We’re going to have a series of community coordination meetings during the design phase, and all the stakeholders will be notified,” Antaramian said.