Traffic Advisory for the City of Los Angeles Marathon

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Traffic | Posted on 12-03-2015

The City of Los Angeles Marathon

On Sunday, March 15th, the 30th Annual City of Los Angeles Marathon will be held, and while the Marathon is a wonderful experience for many participants and spectators, it is always going to involve street closures, which can be a source of inconvenience to those trying to get from one place to another during the relevant hours.

Official street closures along the route are: http://www.lamarathon.com/race-weekend/street-closures 

Please drive with special caution due to the rare presence of the marathon in our city – especially if the streets are wet with rain – and visit the official website http://www.lamarathon.com) for background information and any updates.

The course for the 26.2 mile race is the same as last year, reaching from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica and the ocean.  The marathon starts Sunday morning at 6:55 a.m. for people with wheelchairs, 7:00 a.m. for those with hand cycles, and 7:25 for everyone else who is participating. Street closures along the route will have happened by 3:15 a.m. that morning with signage to that effect posted, and a temporarily restricted, no-parking policy will be strictly enforced.  The route has been carefully shaped through a coordinated process that includes significant input from the LAPD, LAFD and LADOT.

The official course map can be found here:  http://www.lamarathon.com/event-info/the-course

Congratulations to all who take part, and thanks to all those who make this huge event possible. Stay safe and sound and have fun, everyone!

THE START

Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles, CA 90012

RACE SCHEDULE

6:50AM – Handcyles
6:55AM – Wheelchairs
7:10AM (approx.) – Elite Women
7:25AM – Elite Men & Full Field

THE FINISH

Intersection of Ocean Ave & California Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Traffic Advisory for Presidential Visit This Thursday and Friday

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Traffic | Posted on 12-03-2015

The Los Angeles Police Department has made public the following traffic advisory regarding the March 12 – 13 visit by the President of the United States and its potential impact on local traffic, transportation and mobility. Here is the advisory — please keep in mind that the LAPD works with the Secret Service in making such  traffic advisories available, and the details provided therein are subject to change at the behest of the Secret Service:

Traffic Advisory for Presidential Visit

In an effort to assist the public in avoiding possible traffic congestion during the visit of the President of the United States, March 12 & 13, 2015, the following areas of the City should be avoided when possible to prevent travel delays for community members:

Thursday March 12, 2015

The area around Sepulveda Blvd between Lincoln Bl & Century Bl from 3:00pm – 5:00p.m.

The area around North Hollywood Way between West Empire Ave & N. Glenoaks Bl 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

The area around Sheldon St between Roscoe Bl & San Fernando Rd from 3:30p.m. – 5:00p.m.

The area around Highland Ave between The Hollywood Bowl & Sunset Bl from 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

The area around Ocean Ave between Pico Bl & San Vicente Bl from 4:00p.m. – 7:30p.m

The area around San Vicente Bl between Ocean Ave & 25thSt from 4:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.

The area around Ocean Ave between San Vicente Bl & Pico Blvd from 6:00p.m- 8:00p.m.

The area around Overland Ave between National Place & Tennessee Ave from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The area around W. Pico Bl between Overland Ave and Century Park East 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The area around Avenue of the Stars between W. Pico Bl & W. Olympic Bl from 7:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

Note: There will be a hard street closure in the northbound and southbound lanes of Sepulveda Blvd, between Lincoln Blvd and Century Blvd. The closure will be for an (8) eight minute period between 3:30p.m.– 4:30p.m.

Hard street closures also include:

Hollywood Blvd, east and westbound traffic, between North Orange Drive and North Highland Avenue from4:25 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Hawthorn Ave, east and westbound traffic, between North Orange Drive and North Highland Avenue from4:25 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

20thStreet, between Marguerita Ave and Carlyle Ave (City of Santa Monica) from4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

19thStreet, between Marguerita Ave and Carlyle Ave (City of Santa Monica) from6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Avenue of the Stars, 1 1Ž2 southbound lanes from Galaxy Way

Due to street closures, the following bus routes will be rerouted to utilize alternate stops during the above listed times: MTA bus #156, #212, #217, #222 & #312

Riders should contact the MTA for any alternate locations.

Friday March 13, 2015

The area around W. Pico Bl between Avenue of the Stars & Westwood Bl from6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

The area around Overland Ave between W. Olympic Bl & National Bl from6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

The area around S. Centinela Ave between Pico Bl & Ocean Park Bl from6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

This information has been provided to the public with the approval of the United States Secret Service (USSS). Any additional questions related to the visit of the President will be referred to the USSS.

**Traffic Advisory** Beverly Glen Boulevard Resurfacing Project Begins 11/15

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Traffic | Posted on 06-11-2014

The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services Resurfacing Division has scheduled Phase II of resurfacing for Beverly Glen on Saturday November 15, 2014 and Sunday November 16, 2014. The 1.6 mile segment of resurfacing will be from Beverly Glen Place to Greendale Drive. The department will be profiling on Saturday the 15th and will repave the following day on Sunday the 16th, with an estimated 4100 tons of asphalt. The resurfacing crew will begin at 6:00am and will be done before 5:00pm on both days.

The department will only allow local traffic but no through traffic between Greendale Drive and Beverly Glen Place, as they will have many trucks and heavy equipment working within the narrow roadway. This is especially true on Sunday when they pave. Message boards will be placed this week at Mulholland Drive and Sunset Blvd to inform residents and motorists of the road construction and intended street closure, also advising all to use an alternate route.  Emergency Response Vehicles will be given full access to their destination.

The Official Notice for the Project can be viewed here:  Notice of Street Work

New Bicycle Law Requires Motorists to Give Three Feet for Safety

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Posted by Editor & Public Communications | Posted in Community Messages, Traffic | Posted on 10-09-2014

According to the new law, a driver must allow three feet of distance when overtaking or passing a bicyclist. If three feet is not available, a driver must then slow to a safe speed and pass when no danger is present.

“As important as it is for vehicles to be mindful of our bicyclists, those who ride must exercise safe practices and ride smart,” added Commissioner Farrow. “With both drivers and bicyclists doing their part, we can help reduce the number of tragedies involving bicyclists.”

The “Three-Feet-for-Safety-Act” will become effective on September 16, 2014.

Three-Feet-for-Safety-Act

Water Main Break – Sunset & Marymount

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Posted by Editor & Public Communications | Posted in Community Messages, Traffic | Posted on 29-07-2014

Avoid the area at Sunset between Hilgard & Veteran due to a Water Main Break. Extremely heavy traffic. Jammed in all directions.

Live coverage on KTLA.

ROBG To Hold Traffic Forum On June 26, 2014 @ LDRCC From 7:30-9:00 PM

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Traffic | Posted on 19-06-2014

The Residents of Beverly Glen, Inc. will be holding a Traffic Forum on Thursday,  June 26, 2014, from 7:30-9:00pm at the Dorothy and Les River Community Center at 10409 Scenario Lane, 90077.  All residents are encouraged to attend to voice their concerns about traffic-related issues in the Glen and discuss possible solutions.  Captain and Commanding Officer of  the LAPD West Los Angeles Patrol Division, Rolando Solano, is expected to attend.  We hope to see you there.

Final Weekend of Beverly Glen Paving Project

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Posted by VP | Posted in Traffic, Uncategorized | Posted on 24-05-2014

The segment from Beverly Glen Place to the intersection at Nicada Drive was completed last weekend 5/18/14.

Saturday May 24, 2014 & Sunday May 25, 2014 crews will resurface the remaining section from Nicada Drive to Mulholland Drive.

~ Working Hours 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
~ Roadway will be open overnight.
~ Crews will start at Nicada Drive and work towards Mulholland Drive.
~ Local residents will be allowed access however expect delays.
~ LADOT Officers will be positioned at Mulholland Drive and at Nicada Drive to assist with traffic control.
~ Nicada Drive will be used as an alternate route for local residents to access Mulholland Drive or travel to Sunset Blvd.
~ Informational message boards have been updated.

Traffic Advisory: Beverly Glen Boulevard Repaving Continues May 24 & 25, 2014

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Traffic | Posted on 19-05-2014

The repaving of Beverly Glen Bl will continue on Saturday, May 24th 2014 & Sunday May 25th 2014

Nicada Dr. to Mulholland Dr.

  • Working Hours 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Roadway will be open overnight.
  • Grinding work will be on Saturdays and paving on Sundays.
  • Crews will start at Beverly Glen Pl. and work towards Mulholland Dr.
  • First weekend: Begin at Beverly Glen Place to Nicada Dr.
  • Second weekend: Begin at Nicada Dr. and work towards the top at Mulholland Dr.
  • Nicada Dr. will be the half-way point where drivers can access to go south bound or north bound depending on which weekend the work will be taking place.
  • Local residents will be allowed access however expect delays.
  • There will be traffic enforcement officers on site.

Beverly Glen – paving from Rochester Ave to Eastborne Ave

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Posted by VP | Posted in Traffic | Posted on 11-05-2014

From Monday, May 12, 2014 to Tuesday, May 13, 2014 between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the segment of Beverly Glen from Rochester Ave to Eastborne Ave will be resurfaced. Please plan accordingly, and see the attached notice. Traffic Advisory

**Traffic Advisory** President Barack Obama Visits Bel Air/Beverly Hills

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Traffic | Posted on 06-05-2014

President Obama is scheduled to be in Southern California on May 7 and May 8, 2014, which may cause moderate to severe traffic conditions during his time here.

The President will be attending a fundraiser at the home of Alan and Cindy Horn in Bel Air on May 7 and he will then be honored at a dinner hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation in Century City. The President is scheduled to stay overnight and attend a DNC function in Los Angeles Thursday morning before traveling to San Diego, from there the President will move on to San Jose; there he will spend the night on Thursday where there will be additional functions in the San Jose before heading back to Washington DC on Friday.

While the exact travel plans, routes and times for the President are never released here are some basic assumptions:

- May 7 Bel Air- The President will likely arrive to LAX late morning or early afternoon before attending the function in Bel Air, he will either travel by helicopter to an area on the west side to meet up with his motorcade or could motorcade from LAX to Bel Air. In either case we can expect west side traffic to be affected in and around the 405 and 10 freeway intersection, including all surface streets in the area. Wilshire Blvd and Sunset Blvd could be heavily impacted. At the conclusion of the event, it is believed the President will travel directly from Bel Air to Century City; while these two destinations are relatively close to each other, there is the potential for severe traffic issues on the west side during that time. The exact time of travel has not been determined.

- May 7 Century City – In the evening, the President will be appearing at the Century Plaza Hotel for an event hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation. The reception for the event begins at 5:00pm with the actual dinner starting at 6:45pm. The President could arrive at any time before the 6:45pm start as this has not been announced. We can expect street closures throughout Century City which could cause serious traffic delays, especially the closer this occurs to 5pm. As the President typically stays overnight in Beverly Hills when in Los Angeles, it is likely he will do so at the conclusion of the event. As this will be later in the evening, this should not have a major impact on traffic, but will include street closures in the area.

- May 8 Beverly Hills– The President is attending a DNC function in the morning at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This is a usual overnight location for the President and lends to the belief that this is where he will be staying. The President will be attending a lunch/fundraiser at the home of Irwin Jacobs in La Jolla so we can expect additional west side traffic delays early to mid-morning as the President makes his way out of the area to attend this event.

Again, the exact travel plans are never confirmed and the information provided could change at any time. As with all Presidential motorcades, they will involve rolling street closures as the motorcade moves through an area. You can expect to see Department of Transportation officers stationed throughout the west side during the President’s stay in the area. There are always alternate routes pre-planned so just because you see DOT in a specific area, that doesn’t automatically mean those streets will be affected.