LANCASTER – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) awarded $5 million in Clean California Local Grant funding to the city of Lancaster for the Amargosa Recreational Trail Project. The project provides a roughly two-mile corridor of protected bicycle and pedestrian trails and public art along Amargosa Creek, between Avenues H and J.
“The Amargosa Creek Recreational Trail Project will make a beautiful public space in Lancaster that connects residents and visitors to key cultural centers, businesses, recreational opportunities, residential communities, future developments, schools, healthcare facilities, and transit stops,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “We are honored that Caltrans recognized how impactful this project will be for our community.”
The Caltrans Clean California Local Grant Program aims to clean and enhance public spaces through the beautification of local streets, parks, pathways, and transit centers, distributing approximately $296 million for local community projects throughout the state. The program’s main goals center on the removal of litter and debris, the addition of art in public spaces, and the advancement of cultural connection and equity to enhance communities and improve spaces for walking and recreation.
The Amargosa Creek Recreational Trail Project will provide greater pedestrian and bicyclist access to the BLVD District, Lancaster Town Center, AV Fair & Event Center, and many more hubs of transportation, economic development, and education, all while engaging the community in the development of the corridor’s public art and signage, city officials said in a news release. The art featured along the corridor will highlight Lancaster community’s desert landscape and waterway stewardship.
“The Clean California Local Grant Program was a great fit for our work on this trail project, and we couldn’t be more excited to have secured funding to move the project forward,” said Lancaster Vice Mayor Marvin Crist. “The goals of the grant program, from cleaning and beautifying our public spaces for walking and recreation, to ensuring that our community is advancing equity for underserved community members, align perfectly with what the Amargosa Recreational Trail will accomplish.”
Caltrans received over 300 applications for local grant projects, and Lancaster’s application was one of 105 applications selected for the program. To learn more about the Clean CA Local Grant Program, visit cleancalifornia.dot.ca.gov/local-grants/local-grant-program.
[Information via news release from the city of Lancaster.]
8 comments for "Lancaster awarded $5M grant for Amargosa Creek Recreational Trail Project"
Use that 5 mil and build something for the homeless on 250th east, or get a plot of land and let them live the way they want. I use to love working f and living in Palmdale. I moved, but unfortunately I still work in that dump. Today I seen a lady pissing on the wall of our building on Palmdale bl. There’s a ton of tagging all over. You know it’s bad when your black neighbors from LA
feel uncomfortable and say how the city is going down hill.
NO ONE BUT CONVICTED DUI DRIVERS RIDE BICYCLES ANYWHERE HERE…
THIS TRAIL WILL BE A SWELL CAMPING PLACE FOR THE LANCASTER HOMELESS HOWEVER…
CAL-TRANS ARE ALL MORONS…
You can definitely find some MAMILs (Middle Aged Men in Lycra) on weekends around Rancho Vista and Quartz Hill, especially on Godde Hill Rd near the aqueduct.
I stopped working out after I attended a Lancaster state of the city meeting and Rex came out in a tshirt and shorts. Since then I have had reoccuring nightmares of a man with very white legs running after an ambulance as a Cessna playing carrying spy cameras was flying overhead piloted by the son of a a police chief. In the nightmares, the plane lands at a secret buffet near Fox field named after Marv Crist. I am in therapy and hope to be back in the gym after the Lancaster elections.
America's Most Amused says
LOL. Good one, Skip.
Why Cal-Trans are all morons ? In fact, Cal-Trans award $5 million dollars to local agency and local agency pick and choose different structures, different locations in their city as long comply with the guide line.
Clear the bums
Lipstick on a pig named Lancaster