PALMDALE — A road project to “fill in the gaps” along two stretches of Rancho Vista Boulevard (Avenue P) will start Monday, and will involve various impediments to traffic at times for approximately 10 months.
The project will make the thoroughfare six lanes for its length from 10th Street West to Avenue N (R. Lee Ermey Boulevard) by addressing the unfinished spots in two areas: between 15th and 30th streets west, and between Avenue N-8 and Avenue N, a stretch that becomes 50th Street West.
The project includes widening the road, along with construction of new curb, gutter and sidewalk in those areas where there is none currently.
It will also include a five-foot-wide bicycle route in each direction, and landscaped medians between 27th Street West and Dunbar Street.
The medians will be built to handle increased traffic volume and for public safety, and will restrict left turns at some intersections. The intersections where left turns will no longer be allowed include: northbound Dunbar Street onto westbound Rancho Vista Boulevard, westbound Rancho Vista Boulevard onto Riverbend Street, northbound Riverbend Street onto westbound Rancho Vista Boulevard, southbound 21st Street West onto eastbound Rancho Vista Boulevard, northbound 22nd Street West onto westbound Rancho Vista Boulevard, southbound 22nd Street West onto eastbound Rancho Vista Boulevard, eastbound Rancho Vista Boulevard onto northbound 22nd Street West, northbound 23rd Street West onto westbound Rancho Vista Boulevard, northbound Mesa Lane onto westbound Rancho Vista Boulevard, eastbound Rancho Vista Boulevard onto 26th Street West and southbound 26th Street West onto eastbound Rancho Vista Boulevard.
In addition, the project will include minor drainage improvements, installation of new LED street lights, modification of traffic signals, relocation of existing fiber optic conduits and modifications to curb ramps to meet current standards.
It will be completed with a road overlay, signing and striping.
The project is expected to be completed in July.
The $7.05 million project is funded through Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) and city funds.
The contract for the project was awarded to R.C. Becker and Sons of Santa Clarita in June.