Caltrans will fully close the intersection of Alondra Boulevard, Marquardt Avenue and South Firestone Boulevard in the city of Santa Fe Springs beginning on Monday morning, August 4 at 6 a.m.
Taking a road trip this summer? A few hours of prep now might save you from being stranded on the side of the road, a big repair bill and/or a ruined vacation.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Interestingly enough, all of the employees pictured have professional rock climbing certifications . The team of rock climbers for today’s project included a geologist, maintenance superintendent and maintenance supervisor, storm water coordinator, and a geotechnical engineer.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Muralists Ruben Soto and George Sportelli attended the event.
Friday, August 19, 2011
To combat such vandalism, the Caltrans Transportation Art Program, working in conjunction with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LACC) and the muralists, with the support costs provided by Wells Fargo and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), have initiated the second phase of the Mobile Mural Demonstration Project.
This project is an innovative way to improve freeway aesthetics and reduce disruptions to traffic, at a no cost to taxpayers, and reduce work zone injuries to motorist and maintenance workers.
The mural replicas will be unveiled on US 101 in downtown Los Angeles between Alameda St. and Grand Ave., Monday, August 22 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
You can also call the toll-free I-5 hotline: (855) 454-6335. This is NOT a recording. You’ll talk to a real person.
We know that construction can be disruptive, and we thank you for your patience. The payoff will be enhanced safety, improved traffic flow, better air quality, and reduced congestion.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
To repair the highway we used several solutions, in some locations where the soil had to be stabilized Geotechnical Engineer Sam Sukiasian and Engineering Geologist Gustavo Ortega prescribed the use of geogrid. Geogrid is a plastic mesh material that acts like a root system where slopes are absent of plants.
To repair the washed out sections, construction crews compacted soil, then every two to three feet several yards of the geogrid was laid on top of the soil, and then the soil was compacted on top of the geogrid. For example, as pictured (April 2011) above, geogrid was used every three feet on a slope that was approximately 250 feet tall and 100 feet wide.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
If and when the project gets the go ahead, the HDC will help to improve accessibility within and between communities of Palmdale and Adelanto, access to regional airports, and meet existing and future demands for goods movement.
Visit the project web site for more information.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A 2.5-mile bicycle lane project on Lynn Road in Thousand Oaks was among the 24 Bicycle Transportation grants totalling $7.2 million awarded by the California Department of Transportation for Fiscal Year 2010/2011.
The Caltrans grant of $450,000 represents about 25 percent of the Thousand Oaks bike lane's estimated cost; the remainder will be composed of other grants and various city funds.
Grants are funneled through the Department's Bicycle Transportation Account, an annual program that provides state funds for city and county projects that improve safety and convenience for bicycle commuters.
This program is an example of Caltrans' committment to providing a variety of safe transportation options for California citizens.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
As part of the project, crews will begin removing vegetation (such as trees, shrubs, grass, etc.) and compacting soil. This will make way for the widening of the freeway. There may be construction noise during this operation.
Where: Southbound I-5 between Western Avenue and just pass Paula Avenue
When: Thursday, August 4, 2011 through Friday, August 12, 2011
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The construction schedule is subject to change.