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Groundbreaking for Measure R funded Avenue P. (Rancho Vista Blvd.)/State Route 138/14 (Antelope Vall

Officials from the City of Palmdale, Metro, Caltrans and County of Los Angeles.

LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Palmdale Mayor James Ledford, Congressman Steve Knight, Assemblyman Tom Lackey, Council member Steve Hofbauer and other representatives from the local Assembly, State Senate and Congressional offices.

In 2011, the North County Transportation Coalition (NCTC) was allocated a total of $200 million dollars in Measure R Equity Grant funds to help design and construct un-built segments of State Route 138 (SR 138) within Los Angeles County.

This is the first of eleven projects along the Highway 138/14 corridor, five of which are in Palmdale.

This specific project proposes to alleviate the existing bottleneck configuration on south bound State Route 14 mainline and the storage deficiency of the north bound off-ramp to Rancho Vista Blvd. Major components of the project are:

·Addition of one acceleration lane by widening south bound SR 14 from Technology Drive to north of Palmdale Blvd; and Widen Rancho Vista Blvd. off-ramp to increase storage for both left-turn and right-turn traffic.

This project was fully designed by Caltrans, including environmental and roadway design and project management is handled by the City of Palmdale.

The project will be constructed by CA Rasmussen, Inc. (Santa Clarita) and Psomas will be providing construction management under contract to the City of Palmdale.

The project budget is $25M, with anticipated project construction cost estimated $12.8 million and design costs at $3.6 million. Any savings from this project will be re-allocated to the other Measure R projects.

Photo Credit : LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger,

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