Posts Tagged ‘arra’

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.

McBean Nighttime Roadwork to begin October 28

October 22, 2009
Roadwork on McBean will be conducted in the evening to avoid disrupting daytime traffic.

Roadwork on McBean will be conducted in the evening hours to avoid disrupting daytime traffic.

The City will begin roadwork on McBean Parkway between Decoro Drive and Newhall Ranch Road on October 28. The work, part of the Asphalt Rehabilitation Project made possible through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), will be conducted in the evening from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. to avoid disrupting busy daytime travel. Roadwork will also be strategically scheduled to minimally impact residents living near the project area.
Construction will be strategically scheduled for minimum impact on area residents.

Construction will be strategically scheduled for minimum impact on area residents.

Asphalt street grinding scheduled near homes will mostly be conducted during the early evening hours, with work continuing throughout the night closer to nonresidential business areas. The roadwork on McBean Parkway is scheduled to be completed by November 25. Lane closures may be in effect between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays to accommodate rush hour traffic.

Road Work Conducted Tonight And Tomorrow Night On Soledad In Canyon Country

October 15, 2009
The road project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The road project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The City of Santa Clarita will conduct night work on Soledad Canyon Road between Sierra Highway and Miss Grace Road between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. tonight, October 15 and tomorrow, October 16. The work is part of the Asphalt Rehabilitation Project funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. The construction will include leveling the intermediate layer of the road in preparation for the final coat of asphalt.

For more information on the Asphalt Rehabilitation Project, including details on the night work and future construction projects, residents can contact Bill Whitlatch, Administrative Analyst for the City’s Engineering and Capital Improvement Projects division, at (661) 255-4933 or visit santa-clarita.com.

Area Of Newhall Avenue And Sierra Highway To See Improvements

October 9, 2009
Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue will see improvements in the upcoming months

Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue will see improvements in the upcoming months

On Monday October 10, the city’s project to improve traffic circulation and safety on Newhall Avenue at Sierra Highway begins. The project will remove existing roadway dividers and construct a landscaped median on Newhall Avenue. The project is anticipated to improve overall traffic circulation at the intersection by shifting the lanes northerly to allow room for eastbound buses to stop without impeding traffic flow.

Roadway dividers will be replaced with landscaped medians

Roadway dividers will be replaced with landscaped medians

The project also includes modifying the traffic signal at the intersection so it can be integrated into the City’s Traffic Operations Center. Other pedestrian improvements will also be included and a new “Welcome to the City of Santa Clarita” monument sign will be added to this important gateway to the City.

The intersection of Newhall Avenue and Sierra Highway serves as an important gateway to the City. A new welcome sign will be included in the improvements.

The intersection of Newhall Avenue and Sierra Highway serves as an important gateway to the City. A new welcome sign will be included in the improvements.

This project is one of the City’s five American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded projects related to the Highway Infrastructure Program. Completion is anticipated by end of December 2009. 

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 of Santa Clarita 21-Point Plan Featured in International PM Magazine

July 30, 2009
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The latest edition of Public Management (PM) Magazine  features the City of Santa Clarita’s 21-Point Business Plan for Recovery in it’s cover article. The City of Santa Clarita’s proactive approach to combating the current economic downturn head-on has gained interest from many municipalities and even drew attention from the White House, when City officials traveled to Washington on a recent visit. In addition to the article, an interview with City Manager Ken Pulskamp is posted to the web version of the magazine.

Public Management (PM) is the official magazine of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), with a track record of more than 80 years as a trusted source of local government management information.


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