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Measure M Approval Sets Stage for I-5 Phase 2


By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor

The voters have spoken, and they’ve spoken loud and clear: Improving Los Angeles County’s transportation infrastructure is a major priority, and in approving Measure M on the November ballot, they’ve given our county’s transportation leaders the resources to do just that.

We’ll see those results right here in northern Los Angeles County. One of the highest-profile projects to receive funding from the Measure M half-cent sales tax will be the Interstate 5 North Los Angeles County Capacity Enhancement Project, which has been the primary focus of the Golden State Gateway Coalition since the coalition formed to advocate transportation improvements along the key corridor more than a dozen years ago.

“We’re very pleased that the county’s voters share our belief in the importance of improving the county’s transportation network,” said Tom DiPrima, chairman of the Golden State Gateway Coalition, a collaborative group of citizens, businesses and local government leaders who have worked in…
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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 Winter 2017 edition of its newsletter, Interchange:

Click here
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]

CTC OK's I-5 Pavement Rehab

Coming Soon: $165 Million in Fresh Pavement

Not only are we getting new high occupancy vehicle lanes on Interstate 5 in north Los Angeles County — we’re also getting fresh pavement for existing lanes.
Setting the stage for a dramatic series of improvements to I-5 in the years ahead, the California Transportation Commission on Dec. 7 approved a $165 million pavement rehabilitation project for the I-5 in north L.A. County.

As the CTC met in Riverside,… [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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