OREANDA-NEWS. August 23, 2016. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has selected a team led by CH2M to provide the Plans, Specifications & Estimates (PS&E) for the design of new high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes along Interstate 5 (I-5) in both directions between State Route 14 in Santa Clarita and Parker Road in Castaic.

As a component of the Measure R regional transportation improvement program, Metro will develop the I?5 North Managed Lanes project with a goal of relieving congestion, increasing system efficiency and travel options, improving safety, maintaining the viability of the surrounding communities and meeting travel demand for future generations.

The PS&E scope of work for the 14-mile project includes:

  • designing a HOV lane in each direction, as well as auxiliary lanes at various locations;
  • extending the truck lane in the northbound direction from the Weldon Canyon overcrossing to Calgrove Boulevard;
  • extending the truck lane in the southbound direction from Calgrove Boulevard to Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue;
  • extending two southbound truck lanes from Weldon Canyon to Calgrove Boulevard; and
  • widening eight bridges.

When construction is completed, the managed lanes project will provide for improved mobility along this segment of I-5. Caltrans, the City of Santa Clarita and the County of Los Angeles are key partners in this project.