Work earlier this year on the 5-14 HOV lane connector project that is receiving Measure R funding. Photo: Caltrans District 7.
I posted an update last week on the transit projects funded by Measure R. Some of the major road projects get their turn today.
The following list just looks at some of the major road projects that are benefiting from Measure R dollars. Many other smaller projects around Los Angeles County ranging from median improvements to repaving have been completed or are underway.
And that doesn’t count the dozens of smaller road projects that will be paid for by the 15 percent of Measure R revenues returned to local cities for use on transportation-related projects and expenses.
I-5 HOV: The project to construct one carpool/HOV lane in both directions between the 134 and 170 freeways is under construction.
I-5/SR-14 HOV Direct Connector: The project is under construction and is building ramps that will allow carpoolers to travel between the 5 and 14 freeways without leaving the HOV lane.
I-5 Carmenita Road Interchange Project: The widening of the 5 freeway on either side of the Carmenita Road overpass is under construction.
I-5 North County Capacity Enhancements: Truck lanes between the 14 freeway and Pico Canyon are under construction. Other improvements, including more truck lanes and freeway improvements, are in the study and planning phases.
South Bay Operational Improvements: The project will help fund a number of on- and off-ramp improvements (such as widenings, auxiliary lanes and metering) primarily in Carson, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Redondo Beach and Torrance, as well as parts of the city and county of Los Angeles. Some improvements are under construction; many others will be built between 2013 and 2015.
I-5 Widening I-605 to Orange County Line: The project will add one general and one HOV lane in both directions for 6.4 miles. The project is in its final design phase and will be built in six segments. The Alondra segment is under construction and construction contracts were just awarded for segments three and four.