Street Repair

Lancaster Awarded $6M From Caltrans for Road Safety Improvement Projects

As mentioned in the Antelope Valley Times, April 9, 2021, the city of Lancaster has been awarded approximately $6.1 million in grants from Caltrans to fund six road safety improvement projects, officials announced. The six projects are: Systemic Signalized Safety Upgrades: $2,908,000 to improve vehicle detection technology at 28 signalized intersections to include advanced dilemma-zone detection, bike recognition, and detection as well as upgrades for existing signal equipment. Systemic Commercial Driveway Access Modifications: $305,500 to create directional median openings to restrict potentially unsafe left-turns and U-turns at seven commercial driveways that have a history of accident or conflict. 2-Way Stop Roundabout Conversion: $2,129,200 to install low-cost, quick build roundabouts at five intersections in Lancaster. High-Visibility Crosswalk Standardization Project: $250,000 to upgrade existing crosswalks to high-visibility, continental-style crosswalks at 53 intersections to better indicate preferred crossing locations. Edgeline Refresh Project: $250,000 to rehabilitate and restore edge lines with thermoplastic material, which is ideal for roads that suffer from extreme sun, rain, or ice and improves visibility, on 48 miles of roadway. Guardrail Improvement Project: $226,900 to replace more than 1,000 feet of damaged guardrail at four locations in the Lancaster. All projects are scheduled to be completed by or before March 2026, according to city officials.

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