Construction on the city of Santa Clarita’s newest beautification project will officially begin Wednesday at 11 a.m., and members of the community are invited to attend.
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The groundbreaking ceremony for the Sand Canyon Road/State Route 14 beautification will be held near the Mobil Station at SR-14 on-ramp.
The project will improve 3.4 acres within the Caltrans rights of way at the Sand Canyon north and south bound on and off ramps. Environmentally-friendly landscaping will include sizeable oak trees, shrubs and grasses, as well as low twisting stone walls and natural colored stone pavers.
The Sand Canyon Road and SR-14 beautification project is part of the City of Santa Clarita’s continuing effort to improve all gateway corridors and provide a positive community image for residents and visitors. Beautification of entry points also helps maintain higher property values and attract companies to the area.
“This area of Sand Canyon Road near the State Route 14 is a vital gateway into the community, and with this project, will receive supporting infrastructure and landscape upgrades,” said Mayor Bob Kellar. “The improvements made to this corridor will not only help refurbish the area, it will enhance the overall aesthetic value of our community.”
The project is a federally funded Metro grant administered through the California Department of Transportation. Responsible for allocating federal, state and local transportation funds to improve all modes of surface transportation, Metro distributes funding through the Call for Projects program. The Sand Canyon Road/SR-14 project has a total fund of nearly $1.4 million.
“Our freeways help our region stay mobile, but we should also work to keep them maintained,” said Diane DuBois, Metro Board chair and Lakewood City council member. “The Sand Canyon beautification project is going to make not just the roadway but the Sand Canyon area more inviting. And it’s being funded $1.352 million from Metro’s Call for Projects. When completed, it will make Santa Clarita an even more welcoming place, and best of all it is being done in an environmentally friendly way.”
Residents interested in attending the event should RSVP by Tuesday to Corrina Knudson at 661-255-4939 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Sand Canyon Road and SR-14 beautification project or the groundbreaking, please contact Gail Ortiz at 661-255-4314.
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Source: Santa Clarita News