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PALMDALE – Modifying the Antelope Valley Freeway for reversible car-pool lanes carrying traffic south in the mornings and north in the evenings may require building new off-ramp bridges, a city official has said. Under study by regional transportation officials, creating reversible car-pool lanes would avoid buying right-of-way to widen the freeway to accommodate growing commuter traffic but would still require construction work, Palmdale public works director Leon Swain said Tuesday during a talk at an Antelope Valley Board of Trade luncheon. “There’s still a sizable expense to do reversible lanes,” Swain said. As commuter traffic out of the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys continues to increase and highway budgets get tighter, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is studying creating two or three reversible lanes between the Interstate 5 junction and Pearblossom Highway. Results are expected to be released next year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Daily traffic is up 38 percent on the freeway south of Palmdale between 2001 and 2004, and up 13 percent at its junction with Interstate 5. Thousands more commuters are expected to come from the 5,000-home Anaverde and 7,200-home Ritter Ranch master-plan communities and smaller tracts under construction in Palmdale and Lancaster. In 2001, average daily southbound traffic numbered 71,000 vehicles at the Angeles Forest Highway interchange. Last year, daily southbound traffic there averaged 98,000 vehicles, Caltrans records show. Peak-hour traffic went from 6,600 vehicles to 8,400 in the same period. At the Interstate 5 interchange, daily northbound traffic averaged 159,000 last year, up from 141,000 in 2001. One reversible-lanes concept calls for concrete or steel barriers to separate traffic from the normal lanes. Remotely operated gates or pop-up “delineators” would control from which direction vehicles could enter the reversible lanes. Cameras and highway workers would monitor the lanes. “Flyover” on- and off-ramps – one-lane bridges spanning the freeway from existing ramps – might be necessary to reach the lanes in the middle of the freeway, according to officials. One early estimate was that making the lanes reversible could cost $30 million, while adding a third car-pool lane between Sylmar and Palmdale would cost $280 million. Reversible lanes that could accommodate southbound traffic in the mornings and northbound in the evenings could increase the Antelope Valley Freeway’s capacity by 50 percent to 70 percent while holding construction costs to a minimum, officials said. Traffic patterns on the 14 reflect the region’s large number of commuters. Roughly 70 percent of the traffic on the freeway is southbound in morning rush hours and the same percent northbound in the evening. Reversible lanes are in use in a number of cities, including Sacramento, Denver and Dallas. A review of the lanes in Dallas by the Texas Transportation Institute found that there was an increase of 8 percent to 12 percent in average vehicle occupancy, suggesting car pools were formed to take advantage of the lanes, and that average trip times dropped by three to 13 minutes. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!