Other Articles in this Category
Most Viewed Stories
Most Commented StoriesNo matches found.
Freeway to Palmdale, train to Vegas subject of public meetings
The public can learn more about the new freeway planned to link the Victor Valley with the Antelope Valley during a series of upcoming open house meetings.
The 63-mile -long High Desert Corridor will link Highway 14 in Palmdale with Highway 18 in Lucerne Valley — if regional transportation officers can find $6.9 billion for the project.
This six-lane expressway has been discussed since the 1970s as a way to relieve congestion and improve the flow of goods through the region.
At the upcoming meeting, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board action to recognize the HDC as a strategic multipurpose corridor will be discussed, according to the LA Metro website.
As an SMC, the High Desert Corridor could potentially accommodate a highway, a green energy production and/or transmission facility, as well as a high speed rail feeder service line with potential connections to the Metrolink station in Palmdale and a station for the planned XpressWest train from Victorville to Las Vegas.
There are two local meetings in the High Desert:
• Adelanto — From 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Stater Bros. Stadium Mavericks Conference Room, 1200 Stadium Road.
• Victorville — From 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Endeavor School of Exploration, 12403 Ridgecrest Road.
For those unable to attend in person, the meetings will be streamed at ustream.tv/channel/ metro-high-desert-corridor.
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report is expected to be available for public review in late 2013.