Nightly lane closures are scheduled to start Monday on Sierra Highway near Highway 14 as crews begin a paving project in and near the city of Santa Clarita, the California Department of Transportation announced Friday.
The project will repave more than 19 lane miles on Sierra Highway between the Interstate 5-Highway 14 interchange and Friendly Valley Parkway.
C.A. Rasmussen, Inc., of Valencia, is the contractor on the $2.4 million project, which will extend the life of the roadway and produce a smoother roadway surface, improving ride quality.
The project funding comes from Senate Bill 1, California’s new transportation revenue.
The work is scheduled to occur on Monday through Friday nights, with no work scheduled on weekend nights. The project will be done in sections, and lanes on Sierra Highway will be closed in only one direction at a time, either northbound or southbound.
Southbound lanes may be closed between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., and northbound lanes may be closed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Detours will be provided.
Closures are planned according to the following schedule, which is subject to change due to weather, operational issues or other reasons:
• Monday, Aug. 20, to Thursday, Aug. 23 – Northbound lanes from Placerita Canyon Road to Golden Valley Road.
• Aug. 24 and 27 – Northbound lanes from Golden Valley Road to Friendly Valley Parkway.
• Aug. 28 and 29 – Southbound lanes from Friendly Valley Parkway to Golden Valley Road.
• Aug. 30, Sept. 4-7 and Sept. 10-11 – Southbound lanes from Golden Valley Road to Placerita Canyon Road.
• Sept. 12-14 – Southbound lanes from Placerita Canyon Road to Newhall Avenue.
• Sept. 17-21 and Sept. 24-26 – Apply slurry seal.
• Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 1-4 – Install traffic sensor loops in pavement.
• Oct. 5 and Oct. 8-10 – Install lane stripes.
• Oct. 11-18 – Complete final details.
The project also will repave a segment of Sierra Highway between The Old Road and Foothill Boulevard, located at the I-5 undercrossing; and another segment of Sierra Highway at the Highway 14 undercrossing.