Friday, June 8, 2012

Desert Express News Update

It appears that the DX project has been trying to quietly move away from the negative publicity of the costs and ending location of its project with the article from todays Las Vegas Sun stating that the DX team has signed documents with the new incoming MTA Chairman Antonovich linking the Las Vegas to Victorville and now trying to include Palmdale with connecting to the CA-HSR station.

If you remember, Michael Antonovich ( )is the current Vice-Chairman for the proposed East/West 220 "high desert corridor" freeway (possible toll) linking Palmdale to Victorville.  And also is the LA County Supervisor. 

(There are 2 highway routes running East/West from Antelope Valley.)

*Pearblossom Highway 138 known as "blood alley" where trucks and cars trying to reach Interstate 15 either North or South can do so by a 2 lane road that runs for about 22 miles.
*Highway 58 just to the North of Edwards Air Force Base again running East/West and parts of the freeway go from full freeway to 2 lane road on the outskirts of Barstow. 

We have been talking about this proposed project since early 2010.  Heres a link to the article with the a photo of the proposed route.

E220 is a new proposed "high desert corridor" freeway starting around 50th Street East and Avenue P (Past the proposed Palmdale airport from 1977).  

This video from February 5th 2012 has all the information you need about the project.

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