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$500M Santa Clarita I-5 Widening Project Reaches Major Milestone

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For the thousands of daily commuters stuck in morning traffic jams on the I-5 near Magic Mountain, a proposed solution to add two truck lanes and a HOV lane to north and southbound routes at the HWY 14 interchange would offer much-needed relief. The Santa Clarita Valley Signal reports the three-phase $500M project that would begin in the fall of 2011 has been environmentally reviewed and funding sources for the first $130 million phase have been identified.Where's the money coming from? $56 million from voter-approved taxes (the half-cent sales tax from Measure R) and $74 million from the Caltrans State Highway Operational Protection Program funds.