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, July 31, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
The Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101) will have one northbound lane closed overnight on Monday, July 30, from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. between Casitas Pass Road and Bates Road in Ventura County.
On southbound U.S. 101, one lane will be closed nightly at that location from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. beginning Tuesday, July 31 through Friday, August 3.
One lane will remain open in both directions at all times.
The closures are related to a six-mile carpool lane project from Mobil Pier Road in Ventura County to Casitas Pass Road in Santa Barbara County that begin in spring 2012 and will complete in 2015. The $102 million project also will include a new pedestrian undercrossing in La Conchita, concrete barriers, a southbound bike lane, median landscaping, installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems, drainage improvements and median safety improvements.
So here is a destination that you have to check out:
Catch it before its gone.
Try using some of the affordable local transit options to get to exhibit.
In addition to Amtrak California, the Caltrans Division of Rail (DOR) manages and coordinates intercity passenger rail services in an effort to improve the state’s air quality and reduce highway congestion and fuel consumption.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Amazing pictures, right? Our archivists have done it again. They’ve unearthed some amazing photos of the I-5/I-10/US 101/SR-110 Interchange in downtown Los Angeles. The interchange has also been referred as the “Four Level" or "The Stack."
The photos were taken on January 8, 1954 for the Division of Highways, what is now known as the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
Thursday, July 19, 2012
|Community service workers (orange helmets) helping a|
Caltrans landscape crew on I-210 near Altadena (white helmets).
Keep in mind that you'll need to keep track of your paperwork and hours so you'll be able to show the court that you've completed your service. Caltrans does not have the authority to extend your time to complete your required hours or change the location of your assignment. Also, you'll have to wear appropriate clothes (we're very strict about this — you'll receive details when you sign up), an orange helmet and, yes, you may get dirty. Working on the freeway isn't easy.
If you have questions, call the court or one of the Community Service Program offices.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
|Traffic camera at southbound I-405 near Braddock Dr.|
The quick and simple answer is, no, the cameras do not record.
Caltrans and the CHP’s Los Angeles Regional Transportation Management Center (TMC) in Eagle Rock, sole mission is to manage highway and freeway traffic in District 7 (Los Angeles and Ventura counties). The 464 traffic cameras are the eyes of Division of Operations staff that monitor and manage traffic on the 1200 lane miles in District 7.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
The work is part of the Interstate 5 South Corridor Improvement Projects.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
LOS ANGELES – Are you interested in the future of the Arroyo Seco Parkway (SR-110), a designated National Scenic Byway? Would you like to be part of the planning process? If so, plan on attending one of two California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) hosted open house meetings in July that will provide information and receive feedback about the future of the Parkway and surrounding corridor from downtown Los Angeles to downtown Pasadena.
A set of key recommendations for a Draft Corridor Partnership Plan (CPP) have been created by a team of consultants working for Caltrans in partnership with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). This is the second round of public meetings associated with this planning project.
The consultant team, led by the IBI Group, will present an overview of recommendations and seek further community feedback and input prior to finalizing the CPP Report. The draft recommendations encompass a broad range of inter-related issues including tourism/economic development, corridor mobility (auto, public transit, bike and pedestrian), safety, historic preservation and the environment.
These meetings are being offered in two convenient geographic locations within the Arroyo Seco Parkway National Scenic Byway study area. The Open House meetings will be held:
- Monday, July 23, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. with refreshments from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. Castelar Elementary School, 840 Yale Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
- Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. with refreshments from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. South Pasadena Civic Library Community Room*, 1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030.
And, information about the National Scenic Byway program at: http://byways.org/
For further information about the open houses, please contact Caltrans Public Affairs at (213) 897-3656.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
District 7: Los Angeles & Ventura Counties
Contact: Patrick Chandler
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Caltrans Hosts “YELLOW LINE” Art Exhibit During Artwalk
LOS ANGELES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will host the “YELLOW LINE” inside of the District Headquarter’s museum and plaza.
YELLOW LINE, created by French filmmaker and artist Simon Rouby, is a visual reflection on the function and meaning of road striping and its by-products. Rouby shadowed Caltrans striping trucks for several years to document their daily activities, which include stenciling and striping several of District 7’s freeways and highways.
The opening for this event will be held on Thursday, July 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Caltrans District 7 Headquarters at 100 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (across the street from City Hall and LAPD Headquarters). The exhibit will be on display throughout the summer during normal office hours.
“This exhibit takes part of what Caltrans does every day and makes art of out it,” said Deputy District 7 Director Lindy Lee. “We hope everyone enjoys the exhibit and we are excited to host such an event that we felt would be fitting for our building and department at no cost to taxpayers.”
While filming, Rouby, who is originally from France and a former CalArts student, became captivated by the abstract expressionist nature of the painted lines made by the striping crew. During the exhibition, a series of canvases will be displayed in the District 7 museum along with a multi-channel video and sound installation. The opening will feature a site-specific outdoor documentary projection of the trucks and striping crew as they trace Los Angeles freeways.
"As a foreigner in Los Angeles without a car, I had to walk to discover the city, which is unusual here. This is how I started to be fascinated about yellow lines,” said Rouby. “Nobody notices them here anymore because they are part of the visual environment, but to me they are symbolic of the city: the brightness of the sun, the sound of the freeways, the golden state, and the divided spaces."
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
If you use the Gorman School Road on-ramp to southbound I-5, this post is for you.
Friday, July 6, 2012
The pictures will help explain what’s going on.
Want to be in the loop? For all I-5 projects in Los Angeles County: www.i-5info.com or the hotline at (855) 454-6335.
This post is about a project in neighboring Caltrans District 6, KERN County, which has an improvement project underway on I-5 that will impact traffic in north Los Angeles County and south Kern County next week near the community of Buttonwillow. We posted on July 3 about on-going work, and here's more information about next week's schedule.
If you're traveling I-5 in this area on Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, expect closures, delays and congestion. If possible, please avoid the area or use US-101. Here is the schedule:
See the map of the construction area on this blog post dated July 3.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The High Desert Corridor (HDC) project proposes the construction of a new, approximately 63-mile, east-west freeway/expressway linking SR-14 in Los Angeles County with SR-18 in San Bernardino County. This new freeway/expressway connection would link the cities of Palmdale, Lancaster, Adelanto, Victorville and the Town of Apple Valley. This new route will help with future growth and goods movement throughout the region.