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Geotechnical Testing Approved For Six Santa Clarita Fire Stations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have approved a contract between the Department of Public Works and an independent engineering and consulting firm to provide geotechnical, materials testing, and inspection services for six new Santa Clarita Valley fire stations.

The news, announced by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, marks forward progress on the six new stations that will eventually shore up fire response around the Santa Clarita Valley.

The contract will assess risk posed by site conditions, earthwork and foundation construction and take necessary action to meet applicable standards. The goal is to protect the safety of firefighters, support staff and the public who visit the facilities, and the project will investigate soil, rock, fault distribution and bedrock properties to determine how they will interact with proposed construction and assess the risk of damage from potential natural hazards including earthquakes, landslides, sinkholes, soil liquefaction, debris flows and rock falls.

The total cost for the services is $1.2 million.

Fire stations 104, 128, 132, 143, 150, and 156, are currently in the design or construction phase. Fire stations 104 on Golden Valley Road, and 132 on Sand Canyon Road are currently active as temporary facilities.