It’s only fitting that County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who made the ‘Carmageddon’ tag a household word for the temporary closure of the 405 freeway, should have the last word on the car-free phenomenon and near-miracle of last weekend. And the last word is a good one. Check out the nicely produced [continue reading]
At the request of the Federal Transit Administration, Metro on Friday will recirculate a supplement to the Regional Connector’s draft environmental impact statement/report. This is an update of portions of the previously circulated Draft EIS/EIR. The public will have 45 days to review the document and provide comments. The document [continue reading]
Damien Newton at L.A. Streetsblog just posted an interesting interview with L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa that touches on the America Fast Forward (AFF) plan to speed up construction of Metro transit projects. AFF seeks to change federal law to allow for more federal loans and federally-backed bonds to build transit [continue reading]
A few time-lapse videos of the work to partially demolish the Mulholland Drive Bridge over the 405 freeway this past weekend have popped up on the Internet. This most excellent one takes a different tack, with footage from several different locations that was shot Friday night into Saturday. The video [continue reading]
I wanted to provide a quick update on planning efforts for the Crenshaw/LAX Line because I’m aware there is some erroneous information floating around out there about the project’s approval process. The project’s final environmental impact statement/report is presently being finalized by Metro staff with a public release date targeted [continue reading]
The answer, according to Metro officials, is that it was a mixed bag — due, in part, to reduced travel in the region. The evidence suggests that people didn’t just stop driving, they stopped going anywhere for good chunks of the weekend. Metro offered free service on the Orange Line [continue reading]
photo by Gayle Anderson/Metro That was the scene a little while ago as the first wave of cars traveled over the Sepulveda Pass on the southbound 405.
With work on tearing down the southern half of the Mulholland Drive Bridge complete, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Sunday that the 405 freeway over the Sepulveda Pass will begin reopening about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, more than 17 hours before the scheduled reopening at 5 a.m. Monday. “Not enough [continue reading]
The media is waiting for a news conference to begin in which officials are expected to announce when the 405 freeway will be reopened over the Sepulveda Pass.
Latest progress report on Mulholland Bridge: southern half of bridge has been torn down and 405 may reopen early
Here is the latest progress report on work on the Mulholland Drive Bridge over the 405: •The southern half of the bridge has been demolished. •Workers continue to thoroughly clean the edge of the remaining part of the bridge. •All demolition material and dirt has been removed from the roadway [continue reading]