In an effort to improve our neighborhoods and city streets, the City of Lancaster conducts a variety of road construction projects which will ultimately benefit our citizens.
While these construction zones typically restrict traffic flow for an interim period, the results provide smoother roads and better infrastructure in various locations throughout Lancaster.
Additionally, a number of community events take place year-round throughout the City, resulting in temporary traffic detours during event setup, activity, and breakdown. The City of Lancaster strives to provide as many opportunities as possible for community gathering and engagement.
The California Poppy Festival returns to Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park Saturday and Sunday, April 27 – 28. As such, Avenue K-8 will be closed to through traffic from Drivers Way to 10th Street West. Vehicular access to Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park will be restricted to southbound right turns only, from 10th Street West onto City Park Drive.
Parking: California Poppy Festival parking will be located in the open lots east of 10th Street West. Entrances will be located on Avenue K-8 and Avenue K-15, as well as on the east side of 10th Street West between Avenue K-15 and City Park Drive, with the addition of two temporary driveway aprons. These driveways will be accessible via northbound right turns only. The temporary driveway aprons on 10th Street West will act as entrances only, those exiting the parking area will be directed to Avenue K-8 or Avenue K-15.
Festival Transportation: Trams and buses will be available to transport festival attendees from the designated parking area to the California Poppy Festival, utilizing Avenue K-8. Attendees will board and deboard trams and buses in the parking lot near the Park’s batting cages, which will also serve as a turnaround area for service vehicles.
The BLVD Market is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy an offering of fresh produce and unique items in an open market atmosphere. The Market’s spring and summer hours are 4 – 9 p.m., every Thursday on Lancaster Blvd., between Ehrlich Avenue and Fern Avenue. This area will be closed to traffic and parking from 1 – 11 p.m. on Market days.
Lane closures at 10th Street West and Avenue I due to Public Works Construction Project 17-012. Scope of work includes traffic signal modifications and pedestrian bulb-outs, in addition to multiple utility and infrastructure improvements.
Expect intermittent lane closures April 15th through April 30th on 5th Street East between Avenue H-8 and Ave J-4 for Street and Pedestrian improvement related to Public Works Construction Project 17-009. Please choose alternate routes and use caution when dropping off or picking up children from school
On Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. a Walk MS event will take place near the Lancaster Marketplace. The walk route will extend from Avenue J to Lancaster Blvd. and from Valley Central Way to 32nd Street West. While event attendees will remain on the sidewalk, drivers are asked to be mindful of walk participants.
The intersection of Lancaster Blvd. and 15th Street East will be closed to traffic through May 30 due to Public Works Construction Project 17-007, the Lancaster Blvd. and 15th Street East roundabout. Drivers are encouraged to utilize an alternate route.
Intermittent lane closures in the vicinity of 15th Street West and Lancaster Blvd due to Public Works Construction Project 17-006 Rebid, The Lancaster Blvd and 15th Street West Roundabout. The traffic signal will be in four-way “red flash” mode. Expect delays.
Sidewalk closures on Kildare Street, Gadsden Avenue, and Lancaster Blvd. near The BLVD Starbucks location are due to construction related to the Marriott Hotel development.
60th Street West is closed to thru traffic between Avenue J and the entrance to the California State Prison due to private development storm drain improvements.
Road construction updates may also be viewed at www.cityoflancasterca.org/roadconstruction.