Posts Tagged ‘american recovery and reinvestment act of 2009’

Energy Saving Lights Installed at Oak Springs Park

January 4, 2011

The City of Santa Clarita’s Oak Springs Park just got a recent energy-saving upgrade in the form of new induction type outdoor lighting. 18 walkway lights were installed Monday with about five more left to be added to the park.  

The installation of new lights at Oak Springs Park is part of a citywide project to update existing high-pressure sodium, metal halide, and fluorescent light fixtures on selected City bridges, facilities, and parks to energy-efficient induction lighting. The project, which was approved by the City Council on September 14 of last year,  is completely funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act with money from a Deptartment of Energy Block Grant.  

 


Improvements At Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue Now Complete

February 8, 2010

A new entrance sign was part of the project

In November 2009 the City of Santa Clarita began construction on road improvements surrounding the intersection of Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue (click here for “before”). The work was part of one of the City’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded projects related to the Highway Infrastructure Program. The project is now comlete.

Landscaped medians were part of the project that took place in a highly visible and busy entrance point to the City

The project was intended to help facilitate better traffic circulation and safe pedestrian access to the intersection. Improvements included: striping to allow more room for eastbound buses to stop without impeding traffic flow, a dual left-turn to southbound Sierra Highway, construction of landscaped median, traffic signal modifications, pedestrian access ramps and installation of pedestrian push buttons. 

Road Improvements On Newhall Avenue at Sierra Highway to Begin Monday

November 13, 2009
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Road work will take place from November 16 to December 18 on Newhall Avenue

The City of Santa Clarita will conduct a Traffic Circulation and Safety Improvement Project on Newhall Avenue beginning Monday, November 16. Lane closures will be in effect during construction, which is expected to continue through December 18, with a portion of the work conducted at night to avoid disrupting busy daytime travel.

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The improvements are anticipated to improve the look and increase traffic flow in the area

Work on the Traffic Circulation and Safety Improvement Project will include the removal of existing delineators and the construction of a landscaped median on Newhall Avenue. Pedestrian ramps will also be added and the intersection’s traffic signal and will be modified to patch into the City’s Traffic Operations Center. The project is anticipated to improve overall traffic circulation by shifting lanes on Newhall Avenue at Sierra Highway northerly to allow more room for eastbound buses to stop without impeding traffic flow.

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The road project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

The work is part of one of the city’s five American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded projects related to the Highway Infrastructure Program.

Nighttime Road Work For Soledad Canyon Postponed To November

October 28, 2009
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Night time road work along Soledad will postponed until November 1 and 2 (Pictured is Valencia Blvd.)

Night work on Soledad Canyon Road and McBean Parkway as part of the City’s Asphalt Rehabilitation Project is postponed due to anticipated nighttime weather conditions. Paving on Soledad Canyon Road will continue on Sunday, November 1, with the construction Project on McBean scheduled to begin Monday, November 2. 

 The projects on Soledad Canyon Road and McBean Parkway are made possible through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Construction on both Asphalt Rehabilitation Projects will be conducted at night to avoid disrupting busy daytime travel.

CITY AWARDED $4.6 MILLION FOR GREEN ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS

September 23, 2009

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Santa Clarita has been awarded $4,620,000 in funding for innovative environmental technologies as part of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER). Santa Clarita received the fifth largest amount awarded through the competitive grant program, which distributed $100 million in funding among 43 transit agencies selected nationwide.

As the City stated in its proposal to the FTA, Santa Clarita will use the awarded funding to add canopies topped with photovoltaic modules to its Transit Maintenance Facility (TMF), which will generate 95 percent of the electricity required to power the site. The advanced canopies will also reduce operating and maintenance costs by providing shade for full-size inter-city and commuter buses.

The $4,620,000 awarded to Santa Clarita is the full amount the City requested. The TIGGER funding is the City’s first competitive grant awarded though the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Press Release:http://www.santa-clarita.com/cityhall/cmo/press/release.asp?ID=1456

Cash For Appliance “Clunkers” Program Soon Available

September 1, 2009

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The City of Santa Clarita is informing residents about the State’s new “Cash for Clunkers” Program, this time for Appliances. The California Department of Energy received $35.2 million in appropriated federal stimulus package funding to assist California residents in swapping out old energy inefficient home appliances for new, Energy Star qualified ones.

Home appliance categories eligible for Energy Star appliance rebates include central and room air conditioners, air source and geothermal heat pumps, boilers, oil and gas furnaces, washing machines, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators and water heaters.

City Launches New “Recovery” Web Page

April 15, 2009
Residents and community members can closley follow what is happening in regards to the Recovery Act of 2009 over the next year.

Residents and community members can closley follow what is happening in regards to the Recovery Act of 2009 over the next year.

The City of Santa Clarita has launched a new website  detailing what the City is doing in regards to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The website is intended to follow the City’s aggressive persuit of funding from the Act and will track projects being built directly as a result of the funding. As projects go through the various stages of construction the site will post pictures and updates to keep community members in the loop.

Several projects and sources of funding are aready posted on the site’s “matrix.” Santa Clarita City Briefs will cover the latest updates and interested community members can also sign-up for “e-notify” messages to stay informed.


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