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Dave Sotero

I-405 project is now 85 percent complete

Good news from the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, which has successfully navigated through some considerable obstacles during construction of a 10-mile northbound HOV lane between the 10 and 101 freeways. Project managers now report that the project is officially 85 percent complete, with major milestones planned before the end [continue reading]

Measure R committee OKs recommendation to advance TIFIA loan financing for Regional Connector Project

The Measure R Independent Oversight Committee this morning approved Metro’s financing plan aimed at securing $160 million in federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation (TIFIA) loans for the Regional Connector project. The committee, which is charged with reviewing the cost-effectiveness of financing Measure R projects, determined this type of federal [continue reading]

Southbound I-405 freeway closure between Valley Vista Drive and Skirball Center Drive planned this Saturday Night, Aug. 17

With the Orange County’s “Bridge Bash” scheduled this weekend, don’t forget the I-405 Project’s Southbound freeway closure through the Sepulveda Pass scheduled Saturday night, Aug. 17. Three lanes of the northbound freeway also will be closed.  Another directional closure is also planned the following Saturday as well. Here’s the construction [continue reading]

Metro Responds to BHUSD Consultant Memo on Century City Station Location

Today Metro  released its review of a Beverly Hills Unified School District consultant memo that challenged the agency’s geotechnical rationale  for choosing the Constellation site for the Purple Line Extension ‘s Century City station. The review, sent to Metro’s Board of Directors today, essentially says that nothing in the consultant memo changes the agency’s recommendations. [continue reading]