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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!

SCAG Draft RTP

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 25, 2018

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 endless traffic backups on Interstate 5.  Anyone who lives or travels through the Santa Clarita Valley deals with this congestion on a daily basis.  It impacts every vehicle traveling through or around Santa Clarita and throughout Southern California.  This funding is a huge step in providing relief to everyone living and doing business in this region,” said Knight. “Working with the Department of Transportation and a team of local leaders to secure this grant has been a top priority of mine for many months.  I am so pleased to have spoken with Secretary Chao and to learn that she and the Department of Transportation fully understand and support the need for this project and the relief it will provide for our region as a whole.” 

According to the information provided by DOT, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will receive funds to construct the Interstate 5 Golden State Chokepoint Relief Program project to improve Interstate 5 in North Los Angeles County. These funds will be used to extend high-occupancy vehicle lanes 13.4 miles from the State Route 14/I-5 interchange in the City of Santa Clarita to Parker Road in Castaic. The project will also allow for a 3.4-mile northbound truck lane between SR-14 and Calgrove Boulevard and a 4.7-mile truck lane between Pico Canyon and SR-14.

Securing this federal grant funding has been a partnership between local leaders including Supervisor Kathryn Barger, local city of Santa Clarita officials and others.
Barger  had this to say about the about the funds headed to the district: “I appreciate the strong support of our local partners in the Santa Clarita Valley and the leadership of Rep. Steve Knight and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in securing this important federal grant.” 

Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste echoed the sentiment:

“The city of Santa Clarita has been privileged to be a member of the tremendous
community and regional partnership supporting this important grant application,” Weste said. “The entire City Council and I want to thank Congressman Steve Knight for his leadership and extraordinary efforts in successfully advocating for this outstanding project, which will significantly benefit the residents and businesses in our community.”