Thursday, September 1, 2016

Full Freeway Closures on Ventura Freeway (US 101) for Loop Detector Installation in San Fernando Valley

Contractor installing loop detectors on US 101 in Hollywood
Caltrans will close all lanes and ramps on north- and southbound US 101 from the US 101/SR-134/SR-170 Interchange to the US 101/I-405 Interchange (approximately 5 miles) from midnight to 5 a.m. (only mornings), Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8. 

Motorists should expect delays and consider alternate routes. 

Why?

The loop detector installation is one of the final stages of a $62 million project to repave US 101 from Studio City to Sherman Oaks in the city of Los Angeles.
Loop detectors track travel time information and speeds that reflect real-time traffic conditions. The data collected from the wire loops can be translated in many ways. For instance, the count for how many vehicles pass over each loop at any given time determines traffic volume. The length of time that a vehicle remains on the loop indicates a possible incident, congestion or if traffic is flowing smoothly.

The pavement on north- and southbound US 101, connectors, and ramps was rehabilitated by using rubberized hot mix asphalt, Portland concrete cement, and pre-cast concrete slabs.  The existing metal beam guardrail (metal and wood barriers) will also be replaced to enhance safety. 

This contract was awarded to Myers and Sons Construction, LP of Sacramento, California.  The project is funded by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP).  The project is expected to finish in fall 2016. 

 Remember to Be Work Zone Alert.  The CHP will be on duty.