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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | February 24, 2012
State transportation officials say they are offering contractors millions of dollars in incentives to finish a massive construction project along the Golden State (5) Freeway ahead of schedule. The incentives come after representatives for the California Department of Transportation heard concerns that the work on the I-5 corridor through Burbank would isolate neighborhoods around the Empire Center and limit access to Bob Hope Airport. They hope the incentives will shave up to a year off the project timeline.
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NEWS
October 11, 2003
Robert Chacon After months of negotiations, it is clear that La Canada Flintridge and the California Department of Transportation don't see eye to eye on the placement of an electronic traffic sign. In developments this week, the City Council responded in writing to an Oct. 8 e-mail from Caltrans officials asking the city and community to identify a suitable location for an electronic message sign. Caltrans, which has a spring deadline for construction of the sign and does not need the city's permission, wrote in the e-mail, "We have been waiting since June [for the city's preferred location]
NEWS
November 15, 2003
Robert Chacon Caltrans has completed the first phase of construction on a site for its electronic message sign, even though the city wants the sign somewhere else. The California Department of Transportation notified La Canada Flintridge city officials in writing that it will begin construction of the sign in April, along Angeles Crest Highway on a right-side median just north of Milmada Drive in a residential area. Soil samples were recently taken from the site.
NEWS
August 18, 2001
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- The state Department of Transportation is hosting a community open house to discuss two proposed soundwall projects along the Ventura (134) Freeway. The forum will be from 6-8 p.m., Aug. 29, inside the Glendale Central Library auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St. Caltrans representatives will provide information and answer questions about the project, part of a comprehensive soundwall program across L.A. County. The proposed Glendale soundwalls will be between Concord Street and Columbus Avenue on both the eastbound and westbound sides of the freeway.
NEWS
August 9, 2003
Joshua Pelzer The city's roadway improvements might wind up among the casualties of the state's budget woes. Caltrans has more than $6 billion in projects this year, but the lack of spending authority during the state's budget impasse and the expected decrease in federal funds will mean a review of the agency's programs, Caltrans spokesman Dennis Trujillo said. "The revenue picture is of concern to the department," he said. "We don't anticipate receiving the revenue from the federal government that assisted us in getting to these record levels of construction and improvement."
NEWS
December 4, 2004
Getting onto and off of the Foothill (210) Freeway in La Canada Flintridge will be a bit problematic Saturday night. Beginning at 7 p.m., the California Department of Transportation is closing up to three eastbound and westbound lanes of the freeway to replace pavement between Berkshire Place and Commonwealth Avenue. Lanes from Berkshire to Angeles Crest Highway (2) south will be shut down. Several onramps and offramps will also be shut down. Ramps slated for closure are at Berkshire Place, Foothill Boulevard, Hampton Road, Gould Avenue and the Angeles Crest Highway.
NEWS
September 23, 2002
Janine Marnien The La Canada City Council will finally consider a proposed design for the Caltrans park-and-ride lot park project at tonight's meeting, about two years after the project began. What the council will see is a design showing a parking lot at the north end of the property, restrooms on the west side, a covered walkway on the east side and a gate opening up into the park area. "It's another park facility that's desperately needed," Mayor Dave Spence said.
NEWS
By Erna Taylor-Stark | October 12, 2007
In an effort to keep traffic flowing smoothly, Caltrans is installing on-ramp meters for all entrances to the Foothill (210) Freeway. They began putting the meters on the ramps in February of this year and plan to complete the project all the way to the San Bernadino County Line by the summer of 2008, according to Caltrans spokesperson, Jeanne Bonfilio. ?This is a part of the system-wide adaptive ramp metering program which allows Caltrans to control the traffic flow automatically according to the ?
NEWS
By Sharon Raghavachary | May 20, 2010
When I first served on the Crescenta Valley Town Council, I attended one of the early presentations from the California Department of Transportation on the beginning of the State Route 710 Geotechnical Study. At that time, it seemed inconceivable that a tunnel to connect the 710 Freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway was even being considered, and no one in the valley seemed to take the plan seriously. We now know that Caltrans is determined to build this tunnel, no matter what.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 9, 2012
After utility issues caused a speed bump in plans to construct a new carpool lane along a 2.7-mile stretch of the Golden State (5) Freeway in Glendale and Burbank last year, state transportation officials say work should kick off again this month. To prepare residents for the resurgence in construction, California Department of Transportation officials are hosting a community meeting Wednesday evening in Glendale. But residents take note: the period during which concerns about noise and debris may influence the project has passed.
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