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City announces lane closures on Copper Hill Drive starting Monday

The city of Santa Clarita says lane closures are expected to begin Monday on Copper Hill Drive for a developer-led bridge widening project.

Starting at 7 p.m., workers plan to partially close the road that crosses San Francisquito Creek between McBean Parkway and Avenida Rancho Tesoro until 5:30 a.m. the next morning, every evening through Friday morning.

“This developer-led project will expand the north side of the bridge, easing traffic into three lanes in each direction, improving traffic flow,” according to a city press release on the project. “This project includes a range of street improvements including sidewalks, a landscaped median, traffic signal adjustments, storm drain installation, curb ramps and street lighting .

The project will also add a Class 1 trail connection under the bridge, looping on the north side of Copper Hill Drive, according to the city.

During Phase I construction, the bridge will be redesigned and all traffic lanes will be temporarily located on the south side of the bridge, with two lanes going west and east open during the day.

The work will take place overnight, with the following closures:

  • May 13-17: two lanes closed from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • May 20-24: two lanes from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • May 28-31: Complete closure of McBean Parkway at Avenida Rancho Tesoro from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

The project is expected to be completed in March 2025.

For questions or concerns regarding the project, the City of Santa Clarita Public Works Department can be contacted at 661-255-4942.