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City of Lancaster Weekly Road Closures through September 24, 2017

In an effort to improve our neighborhoods and city streets, the City of Lancaster conducts a variety of road construction projects which will ultimately benefit our citizens. While these construction zones typically restrict traffic flow for an interim period, the results provide smoother roads and better infrastructure in various locations throughout Lancaster. Additionally, a number of community events take place year-round throughout the City, resulting in temporary traffic detours during event setup, activity, and breakdown. The City of Lancaster strives to provide as many opportunities as possible for community gathering and engagement.

The BLVD Market is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy an offering of fresh produce and unique items in an open market atmosphere. The Market takes place every Thursday from 4 – 9 p.m. on The BLVD, from Fern Avenue to Ehrlich Avenue. This area will be closed to traffic and parking 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Market days.

Northbound and southbound lane closures will be in effect on 10th Street West, between Avenue M and Avenue K-15, from September 18, 2017 through December 16, 2017. The scope of work includes street widening and repair; drainage improvements; sidewalk, curb and gutter construction and repairs; as well as street light and traffic signal improvements.

Eastbound and westbound lane closures will be in effect on Lancaster Boulevard between 10th Street West and Valley Central Way, as well as between Sierra Highway and Division Street, from September 18, 2017 through October 27, 2017. The scope of work includes street improvements (slurry seal and pavement overlay treatments); curb ramp, sidewalk, curb, gutter and cross gutter repairs; as well as traffic signal detection improvements. Parents of students attending Desert Christian School, Monte Vista Elementary and Antelope Valley High School may experience delays in getting their children to and from school.

The MOPAR Car Show will take place on Saturday, September 16, on Lancaster BLVD, between Fern Avenue and Date Avenue. This location will be closed to traffic from noon to 9 p.m.

The A.V. Greek Festival returns to Lancaster on September 22 – 24. West Avenue K-4 will be closed from 28th Street West to 30th Street West for this weekend event. Closure times include: Friday, September 22, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lane closures are in the vicinity of Avenue H and Division Street, due to the Pacific Auto Recycling project.
Intermittent lane closures are in the vicinity of 20th Street East and Avenue J, due to shopping center improvements. The traffic signal at 20th Street East and Avenue J will be in “RED FLASH.”

Avenue L-4 will be closed at the intersection of 60th Street West due to sewer improvements. Local traffic will have access to Avenue L-4 from the West behind the closure. This closure will be during the daytime only, and will OPEN each day to accommodate Quartz Hill High School drop-off and pick-up times.

Lancaster Boulevard will be closed from 30th Street East to 40th Street East through Tuesday, October 30, due to road reconstruction.

Due to the Pavement Management Program, intermittent lane closures are at:

o   20th Street East, between Avenue J and Avenue K
o   Avenue K, between 15th East and Gadsden Avenue
o   Avenue J-8 between Rodin Avenue and 22nd Street East
o   20th Street East between Avenue K-8 and Avenue L
o   40th Street West between Avenue K and Avenue L