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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | September 27, 2010
State and local officials on Monday broke ground on a $140.2-million project to add carpool lanes to a congested portion of the Golden State (5) Freeway. Nearly 10 miles from the Interstate 5 Burbank Boulevard offramp and 13 from the Colorado Street exit in Glendale — both named in a recent report as freeway segments where traffic conditions worsened significantly last year — the project will build high-occupancy vehicle lanes in each direction between the Hollywood (170)
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By Adolfo Flores, adolfo.flores@latimes.com | June 25, 2012
Auditors got an earful last week regarding the nearly 400 homes that the state purchased decades ago for a possible surface extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway. In that time, the California Department of Transportation, which owns the homes, has been accused of being a poor landlord, and a groundswell is growing to force the agency to sell the properties, especially since extending the 710 Freeway to connect with the Foothill (210) Freeway will now likely involve an underground tunnel.
NEWS
September 9, 2004
Robert Chacon Assemblywoman Carol Liu (D- La Canada Flintridge) has taken steps to halt an unpopular Caltrans project on Angeles Crest Highway. California Department of Transportation workers were scheduled to begin installation Tuesday of an electronic message sign on Angeles Crest Highway that would warn drivers about unsafe driving conditions farther up the road, but a phone call from Liu stopped the project. For more than a year, city officials have complained about the lack of cooperation from Caltrans officials regarding the sign's location.
NEWS
April 25, 2000
Buck Wargo GLENDALE -- Glendale residents will get their first look Thursday night at the design for ramps off the Ventura (134) Freeway. Caltrans and Glendale officials will be hosting a public hearing on the $34.2-million redesign of the interchange east of San Fernando Road on the Ventura (134) Freeway. Caltrans proposes to widen the westbound on-and-off ramps at Fairmont Avenue and eastbound onramp at Doran Street. The ramps would be metered to limit access during heavy traffic.
NEWS
July 25, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum For the second time in three months, the La Canada Flintridge City Council asked Caltrans to relocate a planned electronic sign on Angeles Crest Highway. This time, Caltrans didn't budge. Despite opposition from residents and the City Council, Caltrans has begun the process of installing an electronic sign on Angeles Crest Highway east of Starlight Crest Drive, said Deborah Harris, a spokeswoman for Caltrans. "Everyone concurred about the location," Harris said.
NEWS
February 4, 2003
Janine Marnien A minor tweak in the design could mean a two- to six-month delay for the park project planned for the former Caltrans lot on Foothill Boulevard. Caltrans officials want the proposed restroom facility moved closer to the bicycle racks near the entry area than as proposed in the original design. The facility is within a foot of the adjoining sports field owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, near the southwestern portion of the park.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | June 12, 2009
Opposition to the proposed 710 freeway extension tunnel was the primary discussion at last week’s Crescenta Valley Town Council executive committee meeting. This following last month’s presentation by Caltrans officials at the Town Council meeting, regarding the recently conducted SR-710 Tunnel Technical Study. The study already has cost nearly $4 million for drilling, sound tests and community outreach, including the Crescenta Valley presentation and similar presentations in other nearby cities expected to be affected by the additional noise and traffic if the tunnel is built.
NEWS
February 2, 2012
State transportation officials today announced plans to close portions of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway through Burbank as they demolish part of a bridge at Providencia Avenue. Work on the bridge is scheduled to start on Thursday, but the nighttime lane closures won't start until Sunday and last through Feb. 9, according to a notice issued by the California Department of Transportation. The northbound lanes and Olive Avenue off-ramp will be closed on those nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The work is part of a $140-million Caltrans project to build carpool lanes along the I-5 corridor.
NEWS
May 2, 2012
Local and state officials have announced a $72-million project to add truck lanes on the Interstate 5 through Newhall Pass and into Santa Clarita. The truck lanes are needed to separate heavy big-rig traffic from passenger vehicles and create safer, quicker passage for a growing population in the Santa Clarita Valley, state transportation officials say. The southbound truck lane will extend 3.7 million from Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue in Santa Clarita to the Antelope Valley (SR-14)
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 2, 2013
The California Department of Transportation must quickly sell some of the nearly 500 properties it owns in Los Angeles, South Pasadena and Pasadena, according to a bill by Sen. Carol Liu (D-La CaƱada Flintridge), which was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The homes are located in the so-called 710 gap, where transportation officials are studying a 4.5-mile tunnel that would connect the Long Beach (710) and Foothill (210) freeways. Brown vetoed a similar bill last year.
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