A citizens advisory committee Monday approved a report recommending $339 million in road improvements in the Santa Clarita Valley, despite objections from a developer and transportation planners who said the document exaggerates future traffic problems.
The report is to be used by the Santa Clarita City Council, along with state and Los Angeles County transportation agencies, to plan road projects. The Southern California Assn. of Governments study was a year in the making.
The citizens advisory committee approved much of the report Dec. 5 but delayed endorsing the entire document after the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and Valencia Co. charged that it overestimated traffic in Santa Clarita in 1995 and 2010.
In a written dissent, Roger W. Berger, public works deputy director, said the study's projections were unrealistically high. Officials from Valencia Co., the valley's largest developer, said the study was based on faulty formulas.