City to Host Ribbon Cutting for Sierra Highway Pedestrian Bridge
CITY TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING FOR SIERRA HIGHWAY PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE
The City of Santa Clarita will be hosting a public ribbon cutting event to celebrate the completion of the Sierra Highway Pedestrian Bridge and Street Improvement Project on Friday, March 29, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. The event will be held at the bridge, located over Sierra Highway, north of Golden Valley Road. Parking is available in the shopping center adjacent to the bridge, on the southeast corner of Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road.
The federally-funded Sierra Highway Pedestrian Bridge project, a partnership with Caltrans, brought the first paseo bridge to Canyon Country. The pre-fabricated steel truss pedestrian bridge now provides safe-crossing over Sierra Highway. The project also improved traffic circulation and trail connections at the intersection of Sierra Highway and Golden Valley Road. Multiple street improvements were made on the west side of Sierra Highway, including construction of a new bus turnout, and a right-turn lane from southbound Sierra Highway onto Golden Valley Road.
As part of this project, the intersections of Sierra Highway and Rainbow Glen Drive, and Sierra Highway and Golden Valley Road, also received pavement maintenance, traffic striping and signal modifications to allow for U-turns. New street lights will also be installed. This project is part of the City’s Santa Clarita 2020 plan under the theme of Building and Creating Community.
To attend the event, please RSVP by Wednesday, March 27, by contacting Kathleen Herrera with the City of Santa Clarita at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (661) 255-4939. For additional details about the project, please contact Jackie Lillio from the City of Santa Clarita’s Public Works Department at (661) 290-2290 or at email@example.com.
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The City of Santa Clarita City Council and Arts Commission is proud to present the New Heights: Artist Development Workshops, which is designed to assist artists, performers, and arts organization representatives to expand their knowledge and to learn valuable tools to increase their ability to be successful. The series comprises workshops, panel discussions, and art trips that are designed to engage creative individuals, no matter what level of experience.
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