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Metro Plan Puts I-5 HOV Lanes on Fast Track

Phase 2 of North Los Angeles County I-5 Improvement Project Could Break Ground as soon as 2019


By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor

The expenditure plan produced by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) places several northern L.A. County projects near the top of its priority list, including the second phase of the Interstate 5 North Los Angeles County Gateway Improvement Project.

“We’re very pleased with the consideration given to the I-5 capacity improvement project in Metro’s plan,” says Tom DiPrima, chairman of the Golden State Gateway Coalition, which has been working for the past dozen years, in concert with Metro and Caltrans, to help bring capacity improvements to the crucial stretch of I-5 in northern Los Angeles County.

“It helps that this project is progressing steadily toward being ‘shovel-ready,’ with the completion of the Phase 1 truck lanes in late-2014 and the awarding last month of the design contract…
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Caltrans I-5 Info Online

Caltrans has created an interesting and informative website, www.i-5info.com, to provide the public with information about improvements being made to the Interstate 5 corridor in northern Los Angeles County. Check it out!


Golden State Gateway Coalition:

Who We Are and What We Do

The Golden State Gateway Coalition (I-5) is a non-profit transportation education and advocacy organization based in Santa Clarita. 

  • Our members include community, business and government leaders who live in, work in and represent the interests of the fastest growing sub-region in Los Angeles County. 

  • Our goal is to improve roadway mobility, safety and goods movement throughout northern Los Angeles County.

  • The Interstate 5 corridor is our priority. It is an important regional transportation facility and is a key economic lifeline linking job centers, cities, ports, agriculture, and tourist attractions throughout California.

Newsletter Available Online

The Golden State Gateway Coalition has released the Summer 2016 edition of its newsletter, Interchange:

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to download the current edition.

The 4-page newsletter is designed to be easy to download and print, providing a portable update on the I-5 improvements and other north Los Angeles County transportation issues. Also, full-color… [more]

HOV Lanes in Design

Metro Issues $30.8 Million Contract for I-5 HOV Design

The Phase 2 high occupancy vehicle lanes of the Interstate 5 North Los Angeles County Gateway Improvement Project are taking a significant step forward this month, as the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) executes a $30.8 million design contract, one of the final pieces of the pre-construction puzzle.

“A project of this magnitude requires a great deal of planning and design work, and we’re pleased to… [more]

The Case for I-5

Top Ten Reasons to Support Improvements to Interstate 5

The Golden State Gateway Coalition believes there are many great reasons to favor I-5 improvements in Northern Los Angeles County, and these are the Top 10. We've taken a closer look at each of them in the indicated editions of our newsletter:

1.  Relieve congestion and improve mobility  (Spring 2008)

2.  Public safety   (Summer-Fall 2009)

3.  To facilitate goods movement   (Winter 2008)

4.  Jobs and economic development   (Winter 2009)

5.  To accommodate growth in commerce and population (Spring 2011)

6.  Air quality and pollution abatement   (Spring 2009)

7.  Energy conservation   (Summer 2008)

8.  Homeland security and strategic importance (Winter 2010)

9.  Facilitate access to basic services: health care, education, police and
fire department (Summer 2010)

10.  Improve the quality of life for Californians and everyone who uses the I-5 (Summer 2011)

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