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City proclaims progress on I-5 interchange construction

Started July 2006, $37M project finally nearing completion

Posted: May 7, 2009 7:40 p.m.
Updated: May 8, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Construction at the intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road is nearing completion, according to the city.

The construction project, which started in July 2006, is intended to alleviate traffic by widening the intersection, said Gail Ortiz, city of Santa Clarita spokeswoman.

The $37 million project, paid for the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Los Angeles County and Newhall Land and Farming, with oversight by the city of Santa Clarita, is expected to be complete by late summer, Ortiz said.

The realignment of The Old Road, which included moving the Chevron gas station further west toward the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park, is more than 90-percent complete, Ortiz said. The roadway will be fully capped and all driveways between the intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and restaurant row will be constructed by the end of May, she said.

All businesses in the surrounding construction area will remain open during construction. The widening of Magic Mountain Parkway along the eastbound side of the street is 70-percent complete, Ortiz said. Curbs, gutters, roadway paving and traffic-signal installation are in progress and tentatively scheduled to be complete in May 2009. As part of the project, the northbound Interstate 5 off-ramp also will be widened.

Partial widening of the northbound Interstate 5 off-ramp is in progress, Ortiz said. This work will not impact the existing detour for the northbound off-ramp, she said. The complete ramp closure will remain for a maximum of four weeks, she said.



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