EIR released for SR 138 changes and ‘upgrades’ plan

  • [image from Los Angeles County Metro]

    [image from Los Angeles County Metro]

By Gary Meyer

The Mountain Enterprise began reporting three years ago on the early stages of planning by the State of California and Los Angeles County to widen and improve State Route 138 through Western Antelope Valley.

The proposed improvements are for the 36-mile stretch of highway between Interstate 5 south of Gorman and State Route 14 near Lancaster.

After several public scoping meetings and comment periods, two agencies, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Los Angeles County…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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A concept illustration created by the project team in 2014 shows a highway little different from the current roadway…but is it accurate? The actual plan is a six-lane expressway from I-5 to 300 Street West , and a four-lane highway to SR 14—not much like this two-lane SR 138.

The heavy dashed line above shows the 36-mile project route from I-5 to SR-14, including three types of roadways.

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This is part of the July 14, 2017 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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