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Posted on: December 18, 2020

MA: Road Construction Update - Week of Dec. 21 - 23




1 – Pearblossom Highway from the California Aqueduct bridge to Valley Springs Road

Full closure of Pearblossom Hwy. from the California Aqueduct bridge to Valley Springs Road for roadway reconstruction work, starting June 12, 2020 and continuing through December 2020.


While Pearblossom Hwy. is closed, passenger vehicles will be detoured to Avenue S at Sierra Hwy. and Fort Tejon Rd. Local access will be provided to residents in the construction area, as needed and as construction permits. Travelers/commuters are advised to expect delays and to take alternate routes where possible. Avenue R, Avenue S, Palmdale Blvd/SR-138, Avenue P, or Avenue M are alternate east/west routes through the City to consider.


Commercial trucks having a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more must stay on designated truck routes, such as Sierra Hwy., Palmdale Blvd ./ SR-138, 47th St. East / SR-138, and Fort Tejon Rd. / SR-138 (see Title 10 of the Palmdale Municipal Code). Avenue S and Avenue R are not designated truck routes.  Trucks are permitted on non-truck routes when it is the shortest and most direct route to perform a pickup or delivery. A map of the City’s truck routes can be found here:


For additional information, please visit the project website at

Any questions please call (855) 211-2200 or email to


2 – 40th Street East at Pearblossom Highway

Construction work on the Pearblossom Rebuild Project at 40th Street East from Dec. 3 through Dec. 29.  East/west travel on Pearblossom Hwy. through 40th Street East is closed. North/south travel on 40th Street East through Pearblossom Hwy. is open through Dec. 20. From Dec. 21 through Dec. 29, expect intermittent closure of the entire intersection, all movements, while final paving and striping are completed.



3 – Rancho Vista Boulevard from 15th Street West to 30th Street West 

Temporary intersection closures during the scope of work. Intersections will be closed one at a time to through traffic and drivers will be required to make right turns only. The intersections will be closed only long enough to complete the work and will be reopened as soon as possible. There will be one day for the milling of the existing asphalt and another day for placement of the new asphalt pavement. There will be uneven payment with ramps in between the milling and the repaving operations. Please slow down, obey the traffic control and expect delays.


4 – Rancho Vista Boulevard and 5th Street West for sewer repair work  

Eastbound lanes on Rancho Vista Blvd. at or near 5th Street West will be reduced for nighttime sewer repair work. One eastbound lane will be available for travel; westbound lanes will not be impacted. Completion of the sewer repair work will also require periodic lane closures during the day on the eastbound lanes of Rancho Vista Blvd at or near 5th Street West, anticipated to be on Dec. 21 during off-peak timeframes. At least one eastbound lane will remain available for use; westbound lanes will not be impacted.


5 – Palmdale Boulevard and 40th Street East

Intermediate nighttime lane closures on Palmdale Boulevard just west of 40th Street East for sewer repair and installation. Work to be performed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. 


6 – Division Street and Avenue R

Single lane flagged traffic on Division Street, 600 ft. to 1500 ft. north of Avenue R for water line construction. Please use alternate routes if possible and expect delays.


7 – 35th Street East from Palmdale Boulevard to Avenue Q-12

Intermittent lane and shoulder closures for street improvements and traffic signal construction at Avenue Q-10.


For more information, call the public works department at 267-5300.

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