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.
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]
Metro’s Peter Watkinson took these photos beginning early Saturday and continuing throughout the day of the work to partially tear down the Mulholland Drive Bridge over the 405 freeway.
Just a reminder: the free service Metro is providing on the subway, Orange Line and select bus lines continues on Sunday to help people get around during the 405 closure. Here’s a lengthy post explaining where you can find the free service, which is intended to help connect the San [continue reading]