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Starting on Monday, Jan. 29, the city of Santa Clarita will begin work on a federally-funded project which includes the installation of a pre-fabricated steel truss pedestrian bridge over Sierra Highway north of Golden Valley Road, traffic circulation improvements, and trail connections.

This project is part of the City’s Santa Clarita 2020 plan of Building and Creating Community and is expected to be completed by November of this year. Most of the construction will take place between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Temporary lane closures will be necessary during the construction period with possible work completed during night hours. For the safety of motorists and pedestrians, a full road closure on Sierra Highway between Golden Valley Road and Rainbow Glen Drive will also be required when the pedestrian bridge is installed at a future date in the summer. Residents will be notified in advance of the closures, and electronic message boards will be posted on the road to inform motorists. Reduced speed through the construction zone will be enforced for the safety of the public and the contractor’s employees.

Multiple street improvements will be made on the west side of Sierra Highway. Enhancements include construction of a new bus turnout and right-turn lane from southbound Sierra Highway onto Golden Valley Road, along with a new sidewalk, bus shelter pad, enhanced access ramps and crosswalks, parkway landscaping, street lights and an extension of the median nose. As part of this project, the intersections of Sierra Highway and Rainbow Glen Drive, and Sierra Highway and Golden Valley Road, will also receive pavement maintenance, traffic striping, and signal modifications to allow for U-turns.

The city of Santa Clarita thanks the community in advance for their understanding and support. All measures will be taken to complete the project in a safe and timely manner.

For questions or concerns, please contact Jackie Lillio from the city of Santa Clarita’s Public Works Department at (661) 290-2290 or at sierrabridge@santa-clarita.com.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita, visit santa-clarita.com.

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18 Comments

  1. Hummm, wast of money. All you need is a crossing guard for the high school kids that cross there to catch a bus or torment the liquor store owner. That about 2 hrs a day.

  2. Leanne Duvo says:

    It’s about time, very dangerous for students of Golden Valley
    High school.
    Thank You

  3. It’s about time it’s very dangerous for students to cross the busy Hwy!
    Thank You

  4. This is great news! So happy there will be a safer way for pedestrians, especially students, to get across Sierra Hwy. In my opinion, putting a crossing guard at an intersection that is that large and so busy isn’t going to cut it. That would only put the crossing guards life at risk and is not a logical solution. It would only be adding to an already dangerous situation. Kudos to the city for getting this going. Pam Sonnenberg-Sherwood check this out.

  5. How about they add another turn lane to the west bound Sierra hwy and another turning north onto golden valley. To help out the taxpaying citizens hey to and from work easier. Because without the tax money they wouldn’t be able to waste so much.

  6. Great news. Now put a bridge over Bouquet Cyn at Seco

  7. Mike says:

    What a waste of our tax $$$$,just like the bridge over Soledad accross from the metro.
    Might as well add a sidewalk all the way down Sierra to Newhall as well.
    Bet more have died walking down Sierra,then @ that intersection

  8. Much needed! Such a dangerous intersection.

  9. Local Resident says:

    To those saying it’s a waste of money, is there any local government expenditure that you think is worthwhile? Or do you just shout out government waste chants and think you are helping? This project will improve pedestrian (Children) safety, traffic flow, and aesthetic enhancements that are on par with the rest of the city. Odd, how this is supposedly a waste of money, but the everyone wants to city to spend 1.5 million to buy vacant land north of San Francisquito, just to keep the space open for the residents of the brand new developments nearby. NIMBYS!

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