Thursday, April 22, 2010

Freeway Interchange Project Finalist in Award Competition






A major Southern California freeway interchange improvement project could soon find itself the recipient of a prestigious foundation’s award.


The California Transportation Foundation announced the finalists for their Interchange Project of the Year Award and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works’ (DPW) Interstate I-5/Hasley Canyon Road Interchange Improvement Project has been selected as one of the three award finalists.  


The I-5/Hasley’s unique design features, including the use of modern roundabouts, circular roadways that improve vehicle transitions and reduce traffic congestion, were cited as the reasons for the nomination.  The

I-5/Hasley project has already received a FHWA/Caltrans Value Engineering award for its innovative roundabout design and associated cost savings.  Only three California projects have received this award since 2000.   


Situated in the Santa Clarita Valley, the I-5/ Hasley is one of six interchange improvement projects constructed along the I-5 transportation corridor in an effort to improve traffic flow and enhance safety.


The project’s $41 million construction funding came from County Bridge and Major Thoroughfare fees, developer contributions, and a generous Metro grant.  Metro and the County processed the project utilizing federal surface transportation funding available to the Los Angeles County region. 


"It is an honor to be considered for this award,” said DPW Director Gail Farber, “Our I-5/Hasley Interchange not only reflects outstanding design and construction, it reflects the new direction of collaboration and cooperation among government agencies and the private sector to seek solutions and find funding to address improvements and safety needs in public infrastructure." 


The California Transportation Foundation is a non-profit organization founded twenty-two years ago to support California’s transportation community and every year it recognizes excellence in all modes of California transportation in both the public and private sector.  The winner will be announced at the 21st Annual CTF Transportation Awards luncheon on May 19, 2010, at the Sacramento Convention Center.  


For more information on the project, visit the special project website at: 






Media Contact:  Gary Boze, PIO, LA County Public Works Department (626) 478.4094




Gary H. Bozé
Public Information Officer

County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Public Relations Group
900 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803

626.458.4094 - Office
626.458.6579 - Fax

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