Local business owners and stakeholders can find out more about the proposed California High Speed Rail and its affect on the Antelope Valley at a special open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Lancaster Council Chambers, 44933 Fern Ave.

As the construction cost of the rail project tends to increase every year, residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to view the proposed routes, ask questions and learn more about it. The “bullet train” is proposed to run from San Francisco south to Los Angeles and be completed by 2029. There are plans to expand the route from Sacramento to San Diego with construction underway in the Central Valley. The 80-mile section of line connecting Bakersfield to Palmdale is scheduled to travel through Lancaster, therefore the California High Speed Rail Authority wants attendees next week to review the alternative routes that intersect the Antelope Valley.

For more details about the open house, call (661) 723-610. Learn more about the California High Speed Rail project by visiting www.hsr.ca.gov.