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Metrolink Awarded $13.6M For Antelope Valley Line Railroad, Highway Safety Improvements

As stated in an article in the Antelope Valley Times, February 26, 2021, Metrolink announced it was awarded up to $13.6 million of Federal Highway Administration Section 130 Program Funds for safety improvements at four grade crossings along its Antelope Valley Line in Palmdale and Lancaster. Metrolink, in partnership with Union Pacific Railroad and the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, will design and build safety enhancements to street crossings at Avenues J and K in Lancaster, Avenue P in Palmdale, and at Avenue M in both cities. Improvements include automatic pedestrian gates with emergency exit swing gates, pedestrian channelization, median widening and extension, modifications to the crossing warning system to provide additional advance preemption warning time and traffic signal modifications. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2023 and be completed within 18 months. The $13.6 million will cover 100% of design and construction for Metrolink’s portion of the project.

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