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Scoping Meeting Set For New Lyons Avenue Railroad Crossing

A public meeting to discuss scoping of the environmental impact report for an at-grade railroad crossing at Lyons Avenue and Railroad Avenue is scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 at City Hall.

The crossing, which is part of the North Newhall Specific Plan project, would create a four-way intersection at Railroad Avenue and connect downtown with North Newhall and would replace the railroad crossing at 13th Street.

 

As part of the project, the City of Santa Clarita will prepare an application to the California Public Utilities Commission for approval of both the Lyons Avenue crossing and the 13th Street closure.

 

Requirements of the CPUC application include detailed design and analysis of the proposed crossing, lane configuration, signal timing, gate design, traffic study/analysis and certification of the Environmental Impact Report.

 

Environmental factors potentially affected by the Lyons Avenue at-grade rail crossing/extension include geological problems, water/hydrology, transportation/circulation, noise and cultural resources.

 

Participants in the discussion may file their comments at the meeting on June 10 or send written concerns and suggestions for mitigation to James Chow, Associate Planner, City of Santa Clarita, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 302, Santa Clarita CA 91355.

 

According to time limits mandated by state law, all questions or concerns must be filed by July 2.