Ribbon cutting: new HOV lanes on 5 in the San Fernando Valley
Here’s the news release from Caltrans:
Tagged as: 5 freeway, Ara Najarian, Burbank, Caltrans, carpool lanes, freeway, Golden State Freeway, highway program, HOV lanes, Los Angeles, Pacoima, Prop 1b, ribbon cutting, San Fernando Valley, transportation funding
Regular users of this stretch of road will know that the northbound HOV lane has been open for more than a month and the southbound for about 2 weeks. I have not yet driven the S5-S170 HOV transition, but have drive on both new bridges. The traffic in the area during the middle of the day is better. The construction has eliminated the sort of ‘blind corner’ on the S5 under the 170. The new shoulder and lane alignment is much safer.