Truck Lanes Now Open!
Phase 1 of North Los Angeles County I-5 Improvement Project Officially Complete
By Tim Whyte
It was the biggest milestone yet for the Interstate 5 North Los Angeles County Improvement Project:
Dozens of dignitaries, Caltrans and L.A. Metro staffers, and supporters of the project gathered in December to celebrate the opening of the highly anticipated Phase 1 of the I-5 project: New truck and mixed-flow lanes between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the I-5 interchange with State Route 14.
The $67 million project, completed under budget from a combination of state, federal and county funds, extended the truck lane on the southbound side and added a mixed-flow lane to the outside of the freeway in both directions — giving car traffic and truck traffic vastly improved ability to separate from each other, improving traffic flow and safety.
The construction — traversing 1.4…
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 Winter 2015 edition of its newsletter, Interchange:
Transportation Funding Options
And the Options Are...
A Look at the Future of Transportation Funding
By Tim Whyte
Regional transportation systems, heal thyself.
That just may be the de facto prescription for future transportation funding in the Southland as we turn a figurative corner in the next several years, as existing projects near completion and our leaders… [more]
The Case for I-5
Top Ten Reasons to Support Improvements to Interstate 5