Metro Board Member Ara Najarian today joined officials from the city of Calabasas to commemorate the start of work for the Lost Hills Interchange Project at Lost Hills Road and the 101 in Calabasas.
The $30 million project is fully funded by Measure R and will take about 18 months to complete. The work entails widening the Lost Hills Road overpass to five lanes, adding bike lanes in both directions and a new sidewalk, installing sound walls and redesigning the 101 on/off ramp to improve traffic flow.
Here’s the full press release from the city of Calabasas:
Members of the Calabasas City Council, Metro Board Member Ara Najarian and the City’s Traffic and Transportation Commission have officially broken ground on the Lost Hills/US 101 Bridge and Interchange project. The $30 million overhaul construction cost project will widen the Lost Hills Road overpass to five lanes of traffic, two bike lanes and a pedestrian sidewalk. It will also provide improvements to the US 101 on/off ramp design and ensure safe access for pedestrians. The ceremony, which took place on Monday, March 23, represents the first step toward making improvements necessary for the interchange to accommodate a projected increase in traffic in the coming years.
“We’re very pleased to mark the beginning of this important project, the largest Public Works improvement project in the City’s history,” said Calabasas Mayor David J. Shapiro. “It’s going to be a huge improvement for local businesses and residents alike for many years to come, while maintaining the beauty and solitude of the surrounding neighborhood”
Projected benefits of the project include improved regional use, safety enhancements, increased capacity, as well as meeting the many needs of current and future users.
The cost of the project is covered by Measure R Funds.