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Highway 126 Construction To Create Thousands Of Jobs

Highway 126 Construction To Create Thousands Of Jobs

Construction on the State Expressway improvement project is expected to create about 1,600 temporary jobs, and an additional 7,000 permanent jobs in the Valencia Commerce Center when completed.

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The future site of the $50 million construction project is at the intersection of Highway 126 and Commerce Center Drive in an unincorporated community of Castaic.

Construction is expected to begin Aug. 1.

“Right now, we’re excited to see this project finally coming to construction,” said Jeffrey Payne, the project’s construction manager. “There’s been a whole lot of people involved in the development of the project.”

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works developed the project in partnership with Metro and Caltrans.

Construction is expected to improve traffic flow and safety for area residents and commuters, reduced travel times, and enhance access to the Valencia Commerce Center development.

“The project has been authorized by the Board of Supervisors and is funded partially by Metro and partially by the County Westside Bridge and Thoroughfare Fund,” Payne said. “Newhall Land is a big player. They’ll get credit for future developments that are going to take place in the surrounding area.“

Construction entails creating a new interchange at the existing intersection, building new on-ramps and off-ramps, widening Highway 126, installing new traffic signals and realigning Henry Mayo Drive.

In addition, the project includes tree replacement and habitat restoration of river areas in San Francisquito Creek, near Copper Hill Drive.

Biologists will also be on-site to monitor and minimize impacts to sensitive plant and animal species.

“There is a biologist that is reviewing the project site prior to us proceeding with any construction activity,” Payne said. “They’ve gotta make sure that they’re complying with all the environmental regulatory requirements.”  

Highway 126, Commerce Center Drive, and Henry Mayo Drive will remain open during construction.

No longterm road closures and traffic access will be maintained during construction, but temporary detours are expected during certain phases of construction.

Residents will have access to properties within the project limits, but should anticipate an increase in truck traffic.
Project completion is scheduled for late 2016.

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Source: Santa Clarita News

Highway 126 Construction To Create Thousands Of Jobs

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