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The Santa Clarita Valley is a sprawling metropolis and the epicenter of one of the country’s most active real estate markets, but residents and business owners are working to keep traffic flowing, even with a growing number of major street closures.
“It’s challenging,” said Bob Della Fave. “There’s so much construction in this area. It’s not just the roads, it’s everything. Everything is getting more and more congested, whether it’s pedestrians, cars, trucks, everything.”
Last week, officials announced major traffic delays had been caused by a landslide along State Route 91 south of Agua Dulce that had closed a significant portion of the roadway just before 2 a.m. on Nov. 25. As of Wednesday, the road had reopened, but with a posted speed limit of 25 mph. The state Department of Transportation, which owns the roadway where the incident took place, said there will be two major road closures from Nov. 26 to Dec. 9 to remove debris from the area and install a new culvert under the road.
Some of the major delays on State Route 91 resulted from a major traffic backup on State Route 91 near Santa Clarita Boulevard in Agua Dulce on Nov. 25, 2017. (Photos courtesy: Twitter)
As Santa Clarita’s traffic woes continue, the city has become a leader in implementing major improvements to the city’s traffic system. This week, city staff will make sweeping changes to the streetscape on a six-lane portion of West Santa Paula Street, widening the street and adding bike lanes to the north-south sidewalk along the street’s west bank.
On Tuesday, Mayor Sam Liccardo and the city are scheduled to announce a major project that will upgrade Santa Paula Street in the East Harbor area and replace the old street with a new four-lane section of the street.
“We are all hoping that it can create a safe place for people who drive their cars for work,” Liccardo