City of Santa Clarita officials have postponed the Newhall Ranch Road Bridge Widening Project ribbon-cutting dedication ceremony scheduled for Friday morning, Jan. 18, due to work delay caused by the recent rainstorm impacting the region.
However, all lanes of traffic are now open – offering the widened capacity of four lanes in each direction.
A rescheduled date will be announced soon.
Finishing details for the bridge have been delayed due to the inclement weather – such as road grinding and striping of the lanes. Weather permitting, these items will be completed by the end of next week.
The multi-million dollar project expanded the bridge to provide an additional traffic lane in each direction – increasing the number of lanes in each direction to four.
In addition to improving trail connections with a new undercrossing trail in the west bank, the project also added a raised median and a new protected sidewalk and bike path on the south side of the bridge.
The Newhall Ranch Road Bridge Widening Project is a federally funded project and is part of the Building and Creating Community theme in the Santa Clarita 2020 plan.
For additional details about the project, please contact Project Manager Jackie Lillio at 661-286-4131.