Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, December 5, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., South Pasadena Civic Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, 91030
Tuesday, December 6, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Highland Park Ebell Club, 131 S. Avenue 57, Los Angeles, 90042
Thursday, December 8, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Castelar Elementary School, 840 Yale Street, Los Angeles, 90012
For more information about:
The Arroyo Seco Parkway, please visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/travel/projects/arroyo/
The National Scenic Byway program, please visit http://byways.org/
You may also contact Caltrans Public Affairs at (213) 897-3656.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A: How will traffic will be this holiday weekend?
Q: A good question. There are several factors (weather, traffic accidents, events, etc.) that can affect traffic on any given day, so it is best to be prepared before leaving for your destination.
There are quite a few resources to use:
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
One key point the story doesn't mention is that almost all of the construction on these projects is done at night to minimize traffic impacts. Generally speaking, the cones go down at 10 p.m. and are picked up by 6 a.m. But there may be some long-term ramp closures, which you can find out about online. 511 is also a great resource to help you make smart choices about your commute.
Monday, November 21, 2011
The ramp is part of the Western Avenue Interchange Project, which is reconfiguring the Western Avenue on- and off-ramps so that they begin and end at a signalized intersection with Flower Street. Next up: reconfiguring the I-5 on-ramp and widening Western Avenue. The project will be completed next summer.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Attention women and those who know or are related to women:
Suggested detour exiting westbound I-10: Exit at Baldwin Park Boulevard; turn right to Francisquito Avenue; then turn left onto Frazier St.
Suggested detour exiting eastbound I-10: Exit at Baldwin Park Boulevard; Merge onto Dalewood Street; turn right on Baldwin Park Boulevard; turn right onto Francsiquito Ave.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Before there was a Caltrans blog, there was our monthly on-line newsletter, "Inside 7." Well, those days are back, friends. The new issue is available now at the following link: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/Publications/Inside7/.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
When: November 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center, 7810 Quill Dr. in Downey
Parking: Plenty of free parking is available at the site.
Bring your curiosity and your questions. We hope to see you there!
For more information about I-5 projects, check out the I-5 website: www.I-5info.com.
Monday, November 14, 2011
In the old days, Caltrans Maintenance workers had to be able to fix just about anything the road could dish out. Those skills are called for less often in the Time of Contractors, when virtually all paving projects are put out for bid.
District 7 would like to change that, both to ensure that road building knowledge is preserved and to afford Maintenance employees enhanced opportunities. To this end, the district has begun performing its own paving operations where possible.
“In the rural districts, they really do everything,” said Dan Freeman, District 7 Deputy Director of Maintenance. “Because we are in an urban area, our folks spend most of their time with more mundane work such as filling potholes and repairing guardrail.”
Maintenance Manager Alphonso Sanchez said employees have performed five paving jobs so far on I-5 and I-10, improving the freeway and saving taxpayer dollars. Training is on the job, with the more experienced workers teaching the others.
On various recent operations, crews have had the chance to use concrete saws, backhoes with jackhammers and various cement finishing tools.
“By the third time around, they looked like pros out there,” said East Region Manager Alphonso Sanchez, who is spearheading the effort. “I am really proud of those guys.”
Do-it-ourselves paving work not only sharpens and augments employees’ skills but allows for a more immediate response to pavement issues.
“We are teaching our people how to do an even better job of serving the public,” Freeman said.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
> Eastbound SR-118 off-ramp at Laurel Canyon Boulevard
> Northbound I-5 off-ramp at San Fernando Mission Boulevard
> One lane of northbound I-5 off-ramp at Chatsworth Drive
> One lane of southbound I-5 off-ramp at San Fernando Mission Boulevard
Construction-related closures will be suspended for the holiday, so head out to Pacoima and enjoy the parade!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Here are some quick facts:
SR-2 begins at entrance of the ANF and ends at the intersection of SR-138 near Wrightwood. N3 begins on the north side of the ANF, near the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) and ends at the intersection of SR-2.
SR-2 is a westbound and eastbound highway and N3 is a northbound and southbound road.
SR-2 is a state highway and is maintained and operated by Caltrans. N3 is a county road and is maintained by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
Both are beautiful highways in a jewel of a forest, but they are different.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
When: Nov. 7 – 11, 2011, Monday through Friday, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Where: Along Sharp Avenue between Montague Street and Branford Street. (The work area is indicated in blue on the map.
Questions? Call the toll-free I-5 hotline at (855) 454-6335 or check out the I-5 website: www.I-5info.com.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
This month Caltrans is hosting workshops in Sacramento and Los Angeles to discuss the California Interregional Blueprint (CIB). CIB is a futuristic plan to improve California’s transit, rail, aviation, and highways, meet federal guidelines to garner more funding, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Initiated by state legislation, Caltrans is working with our regional partners in an effort to use new tools and technologies to investigate ways to get all of the transportation modes to work together effectively.