Construction Project

Avenue R Improvements Begins in Palmdale

As stated in an article in the Antelope Valley Times, May 2, 2022, construction began May 4, 2022, on a federally-funded project that brings needed improvements along Avenue R, from Sierra Highway to 25th Street East, Palmdale city officials announced. The $13.3 million “Avenue R Complete Streets and Safe Routes to Schools” project will widen Avenue R, create walkable routes with sidewalks, install class II bike lanes, increase overall safety for all road users, improve signalized intersections, and will aesthetically enhance the corridor, city officials said in a news release. Improvements will also be made at the intersection of Avenue R-4 and 11th Street East (the entrance to Tumbleweed Elementary School). Construction will take up to two years to complete and will be phased to limit road closures along Avenue R.

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