A new traffic pattern is in the works for Old Town Newhall. In an effort to streamline traffic and make the area more pedestrian friendly, traffic lights at the Newhall Avenue, Market Street and 5th Street intersection will be replaced by a roundabout.
Residents can learn more about the City of Santa Clarita’s Newhall Roundabout Project and the anticipated construction schedule at an Open House hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 at Hart Hall on Newhall Avenue.
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The city hopes the Newhall Roundabout Project will improve traffic circulation, provide greater pedestrian connectivity between Main Street and Hart Park, and create an iconic gateway into Old Town Newhall.
“The benefits of this modern roundabout will allow for smoother traffic flow around Old Town Newhall as well as create a focal point to the Southern entrance of Main Street with the addition of a historical public art piece,” said Mayor Bob Kellar. “Before beginning construction on the Newhall Roundabout Project, we want to gather feedback from the community about this project and educate the community about how this exciting new traffic circle will function.”
The roundabout project is part of the Downtown Newhall Specific Plan that the City Council adopted in 2005 in an effort to revitalize and reinvigorate Old Town Newhall. Recent accomplishments include road realignments, circulation improvements, streetscape enhancements along Main Street and a diverse mix of “Thursdays @ Newhall” events that attract thousands of visitors annually.
Old Town Newhall has also seen new retail businesses relocate to the growing arts and entertainment district, including Luscious Soul, One Savvy Girl, Ma Maison and J. Serrano.
For more information on the Newhall Roundabout Project, contact Balvinder Sandhu at 661-255-4954 or visit the city’s website.
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