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City To Break Ground For “Gap Closure” For Cross Valley Connector

The City of Santa Clarita will be joined by Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon to break ground for a critical portion of the Cross Valley Connector, called the “gap closure,” located between I-5/126 and Copperhill/Rye Canyon Road.

The groundbreaking will commence on Friday, March 24, 2006 at 10 a.m., behind the Walmart on Rye Canyon Road and Copperhill. The Cross Valley Connector road is an eight-and-a-half mile roadway that ultimately connects I-5 /126 with SR 14 through the City. When the “gap closure” is complete, it will consist of an eight-lane roadway with a separate Class I bike path that will provide multi-modal access to the area’s largest employment centers with over 1,000 companies and than 50,000 jobs.

Cost for this portion of the Cross Valley Connector is $31 million and is funded through a federal appropriation, courtesy of Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon, as well as a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, bridge and thoroughfare developer fees received from the County of Los Angeles and funds from Newhall Land.

For more information or to RSVP for the groundbreaking event, contact the City of Santa Clarita at 661-255-4939.