Caltrans calls hearings for desert road

The California Department of Transportation has scheduled public hearings this week to discuss a proposed new highway between Palmdale and Victorville that could be tolled for trucks only.

The proposed $1 billion High Desert Corridor would be approximately 50 miles long, and would replace State Route 138. It would vary from six to eight lanes.

The proposed route is undergoing environmental planning review.

Public hearings are scheduled for 6-8 p.m. PDT:
• Tuesday, Sept. 28 – Lancaster City Hall’s Emergency Operations Center, 44933 Fern Ave., Lancaster;
• Wednesday, Sept. 29 – Parks and Recreation Department’s Development Services Building, 14955 Dale Evans Pkwy., Apple Valley;
• Thursday, Sept. 30 – Conference Room D, 14343 Civic Drive, Victorville.

Written comments may be made through Nov. 1 to:
Ronald J. Kosinski, Deputy District Director
Division of Environmental Planning (07-HDC [New SR-138], Project No. 80)
Caltrans District 7
100 S. Main Street, MS-16A
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For more information about the proposed highway click here.