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Truck Lanes Now Open!

Phase 1 of North Los Angeles County I-5 Improvement Project Officially Complete


By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor

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…
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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 Winter 2015 edition of its newsletter, Interchange:

Click here
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]

Transportation Funding Options

And the Options Are...

A Look at the Future of Transportation Funding


By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor

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

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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