Road set to close

Bridge in­stal­la­tion to cause Sierra High­way clo­sure Fri­day

The Signal - - Front page - By Sig­nal Staff

Ear­lier this year, con­struc­tion be­gan for a new bridge de­signed to cre­ate a safer path­way for pedes­tri­ans to cross Sierra High­way in Canyon Coun­try. Now the project is near­ing com­ple­tion with the in­stal­la­tion of the bridge, which will cause tem­po­rary road clo­sure Fri­day night.

A por­tion of Sierra High­way is sched­uled to close at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 through 12:30 a.m. Nov. 10, the city of Santa Clarita an­nounced Thurs­day via a news re­lease.

Dur­ing the con­struc­tion pe­riod, a full road clo­sure will take place on Sierra High­way from Golden Val­ley Road to Rain­bow Glen Drive. Lim­ited ac­cess will be pro­vided to res­i­dents only, the city said.

Mo­torists are ad­vised to plan their routes ahead of time. A de­tour will be of­fered, rout­ing drivers to Via Princessa, Golden Val­ley Road or the 14 Free­way. Elec­tronic mes­sage boards have been posted to in­form those be­hind the wheel of up­com­ing clo­sures.

Af­ter the in­stal­la­tion, the project will move into the fi­nal stages of con­struc­tion. Work will in­clude bridge rail­ing, the ex­ten­sion of the raised con­crete me­dian on Sierra High­way

from Golden Val­ley Road to just north of the in­ter­sec­tion. Fu­ture im­prove­ments also in­clude side­walk ad­just­ments, a bus shel­ter pad, park­way land­scap­ing and street­lights.

Ac­cess to the pedes­trian bridge will not be avail­able un­til the full com­ple­tion of the project, which is slated for late De­cem­ber, ac­cord­ing to the city.

The new, pre-fab­ri­cated steel truss pedes­trian bridge will be in­stalled across Sierra High­way to en­hance trail con­nec­tiv­ity. The project is part of the city’s Santa Clarita 2020 plan un­der Build­ing and Cre­at­ing Com­mu­nity.

Sig­nal file photo

Work­ers make progress on the new pedes­trian bridge on Sierra High­way and Golden Val­ley Road in this file photo. A por­tion of Sierra High­way is sched­uled to close Fri­day.

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