Popular roadway will go back to four lanes while keeping new bike lanes.
The motoring atmosphere on Decoro Dr. will be returning to normal, as the city of Santa Clarita has begun the process of restriping the roadway.
Formerly a four lane road, the City had taken two lanes away in order to construct bike lanes. The change was met with mixed reaction among the local residents, and after a community meeting City Manager Ken Pulskamp determined that the two lanes should be added back.
After an analysis of the roadway, it was determined that Decoro Dr. was large enough to accommodate all four lanes and a new bike lane in each direction.
On Thursday, September 24, City workers began the restriping process, which will result in a narrower median to compensate for the motoring lanes. The project should be completed by Friday October 2.
Construction commenced with grinding to remove the white striped buffer area located between the bike lane and traffic lane on the roadway.
Decoro Drive will remain one lane in each direction to accommodate through traffic on the roadway during construction. Bike lanes on Decoro Drive will also be closed at this time.
“When the Decoro Drive restriping process is completed, the roadway will include a narrowed center median, two traffic lanes in each direction and one six foot bike lane on each side of the roadway,” said Mayor Frank Ferry. “These changes directly reflect the striping pattern agreed upon by community members at the Decoro Drive Community Meeting, held September 2.”
Residents are being told to anticipate delays on Decoro Drive during the restriping process. Traffic control on the roadway will be provided by the project contractor.