Attention Stevenson Ranch Residents:
Tau fruit flies have been found in Stevenson Ranch. The Agricultural Department from the State of California is in Stevenson Ranch requesting access to backyards for further testing.
The quarantine area in Los Angeles County measures 79 square miles, bordered on the north by Castaic Junction; on the south by Oat Mountain; on the west by Del Valle; and on the east by Honby Ave. A link to the quarantine map may be found here:
General information on the tau fruit fly may be found here –
David A. Pegos
• Special Assistant
• Executive Director, Invasive Species Council of California
California Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street, Suite #200
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 654-0317
I-5 NCEP Overhead Signage Removal
Update: The demolition of the existing Weldon Canyon Rd bridge will require a full freeway closure from SR-14 to Calgrove Bl starting Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 8PM to Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 8AM. The attached construction notice provides more schedule and detour information that you can share with your network.
As part of the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, Metro’s contractor OHLA-USA, will be removing overhead signage
throughout the project corridor. This activity requires
replacing existing signage with temporary signs, followed by installing
permanent signage when construction is complete. OHLA-USA will complete this construction activity at multiple locations:
• January 2023: Two signs along northbound I-5 between Magic Mountain Pkwy and Newhall Ranch Rd.
• February 2023: Two signs along southbound I-5 between SR-14 and Weldon Canyon Rd.
Upcoming Work/What to Expect Removal of two existing overhead signs at the California Highway Patrol Weigh Station on Tuesday, January 17,
2023 between 10pm and 4am, and on northbound I-5 at Newhall Ranch Rd on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 between 10pm and 4am.
Additional closures will take
place as a contingency on Thursday, January 19, 2023, if needed.
detours: • Full closure of northbound I-5 between Magic Mountain Pkwy and SR-126.
o Detour 1: Exit northbound I-5 to eastbound Valencia Bl, continue to eastbound McBean Pkwy, turn left onto westbound Newhall Ranch Rd, enter
northbound I-5 Newhall Ranch Rd
o Detour 2: Exit northbound I-5 at Magic Mountain Pkwy, continue northbound on The Old Road, enter northbound I-5 at
Hasley Canyon Rd
Public Works will be performing preservation work on Stevenson Ranch et al (Phase III), within the unincorporated area of Stevenson Ranch to improve the roadway condition. The work will consist of preserving the road by performing a cape seal consisting of a chip seal covered with slurry seal. Notifications will be provided to residences and businesses within the vicinity of the project throughout the three phases of the treatment (see attached).
Additionally, message boards have been placed in advance to alert residents and commuters of the upcoming project and expected delays during construction. This project is scheduled to begin October 11, 2022 and anticipated to be completed by November 10, 2022. The working hours are between 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday. The roads are expected to be partially closed with traffic control. The work will be performed by our contractor and inspected by our field staff.
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The LA County Beach Bus, provided by the County of Los Angeles and Supervisor
Kathryn Barger, is once again back this year! The pick up locations in the
Santa Clarita Valley are once again at Richard Rioux Park in Stevenson Ranch
and the Castaic Sports Complex in Castaic.
Here is the link to the schedule for the Castaic/West Ranch bus: https://dpw.lacounty.gov/PDD/Beach_Bus/2022/Castaic.pdf
To ensure seating availability, riders are asked to make a reservation at www.LAGoBus.com up to ten days in advance, but no later
than 10 am one day prior to the trip. For questions, residents can call (626)
On Monday, August 1, an extension of Westridge Parkway opens to the public to provide a direct connection between Magic Mountain Parkway and Valencia Boulevard west of Interstate 5, providing and important link for local residences, schools and businesses.
The expanded roadway is approximately two-thirds of a mile in length and provides an alternative path of entry or exit for surrounding communities and a growing resident base within Valencia by FivePoint that began moving into their new homes last year.
The opening of Westridge Parkway coincides with the 2022-23 school year at three neighboring schools. The new road provides an important alternate route to access local schools for children attending Oak Hills Elementary School within the Newhall School District, and both Rancho Pico Junior High School and West Ranch High School within the William S. Hart Union High School District.
CHP plans to maintain a presence on Westridge Parkway at the outset of the road opening, particularly as neighboring schools start their new school year.
The project extends from the State Route 14 (SR-14) interchange in Santa Clarita to just south of Parker Rd in Castaic. This is anticipated to be a 5-year construction project to enhance operational and safety features along 14-miles of the I-5 freeway, primarily through the addition of 14-miles of carpool lanes in each direction.
The Department of Public Works will be resuming weekly street sweeping services to the unincorporated communities. Please see attached flyer for distribution and for more information.
On May 1, 2021, Public Works initiated a pilot twice-per-month street sweeping schedule for residential streets in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. After receiving concerns from residents and further discussions with the Board Offices, we have jointly decided to transition back to weekly street sweeping starting November 1st, with all areas being restored to weekly street sweeping on November 15th.
Major streets will continue to be swept weekly. As Public Works reverts back to weekly street sweeping, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Parking Bureau will assist by enforcing parking regulations. The following dates are important to remember:
- November 1, 2021 – Parking Enforcement will begin issuing warnings stating that they will resume issuing citations for all signed street sweeping areas in unincorporated Los Angeles County starting November 15, 2021.
- November 15, 2021 – Parking Enforcement will resume issuing citations for all signed street sweeping areas in unincorporated Los Angeles County.
For more information on Los Angeles County’s street sweeping services, please click here. This website has helpful information on our street sweeping operation including an interactive street sweeping schedule map, clean water requirements, street parking, observed holidays, tips and guidelines, and frequently asked questions.
Assistant Field Deputy, Santa Clarita Valley
LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, 5th District
Office (661) 287-3657 | Fax (661) 254-4453
WE ALL NEED PARKS: COUNTYWIDE EFFORT ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO HELP IDENTIFY REGIONAL AND RURAL PARK AND RECREATION NEEDS
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) is inviting the public to participate in a community engagement and outreach process to help inform future planning and funding allocation to address regional and rural park and recreation needs.
· Project Website Updates (https://lacountyparkneeds.
· Surveys/Polls: The first survey is available now at https://new.maptionnaire.com/
The following traffic regulations that have just been adopted in Stevenson Ranch:
- Stop control for northbound traffic on Webster Place and Wordsworth Lane
- Stop control for northbound traffic on London Place and Wordsworth Lane
- Stop control for southbound traffic on Hammet Circle (East) and Wordsworth Lane
- Stop control for southbound traffic on Hammet Circle (West) and Wordsworth Lane
- Stop control for southbound traffic on Sandburg Place and Hammet Circle
- Stop control for southbound traffic on Topper Court and Hammet Circle
Here is the full board letter (items 19-24 are for Stevenson Ranch) that was adopted, which also includes a map. http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/bos/supdocs/151473.pdf
The County of Los Angeles will be resuming parking enforcement operations on November 15, 2020. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has begun posting warning notices for this upcoming change on vehicles parked in areas with restricted parking for street sweeping. The resumption of enforcement of street sweeping restrictions will allow for Public Works to better sweep areas in preparation for inclement weather this winter.
Parking enforcement will also resume enforcement of Expired Registrations and Red tag warnings.
More information can be found on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Website: https://lasd.org/parking-
Public Works will also be issuing a press release for local media outlets and posting on our social media accounts about the resumption of parking enforcement for street sweeping.
Please share this important information with your fellow community members.
Civil Engineering Assistant
Los Angeles County Public Works
Office: (626) 300-2306