Reminder: Charing Cross Construction to Start, June 15

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Posted by VP | Posted in Community Messages, Traffic | Posted on 14-06-2015

Just a reminder to everyone that The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will begin the Charing Cross and Hilgard Regulator Station Bypass Line Project Monday June 15, 2015. The project will take place at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Hilgard Ave.

LADOT Traffic Officers will be on Sunset Blvd. to manage the traffic flow and to make sure the traffic signals are timed accordingly. Message boards will be placed this week in areas surrounding the project location and also on the 405 freeway to advise drivers. Work hours will be Monday -Friday 7:00am-6:00pm, with some work days until 9:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am-4:00pm. Work days are extended until 9:00pm during the week, so that the project can be completed before the anticipated finish date.

For more information please see: https://www.ladwp.com/charingcross and Charing Cross Fact Sheet May 2015

LADWP’s Installation Of Bypass Water Line At Charing Cross/Hilgard Is Likely To Slow Traffic

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Posted by Traffic | Posted in Traffic | Posted on 01-06-2015

Updated Charing Cross and Hilgard Bypass Line

Changes to drinking water quality regulations require open air reservoirs to be covered, bypassed, or removed from service. To comply with these regulations, the LADWP will be installing a floating cover on Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir, which is located in the Beverly Glen area and currently services the adjacent communities and the UCLA campus. LADWP will temporarily remove Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir from service in order to install the cover. Before this can be done, the LADWP must install a new water pipeline to provide continued water deliver to the surrounding communities while the reservoir is temporarily removed from service.

Project Description

LADWP will install approximately 385 feet of 36-inch diameter water pipeline at Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue. The large diameter pipeline, known as the Charing Cross and Hilgard Bypass Line, will connect to existing infrastructure at the intersections of Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue and along Hilgard Avenue south of Charing Cross Road. The new pipeline will ensure continued water deliver to the surrounding communities while the reservoir is out of service, and will also provide improved redundancy in the system necessary for future maintenance and in case of emergency.

Construction will require traffic modifications along Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue from mid-June 2015 to January 2016. LADWP has coordinated this work with UCLA and Metro in order to complete the construction along Sunset Boulevard before fall classes at UCLA resume in an effort to reduce the traffic impacts to the area. Refer to the dates and maps under Construction Details below for additional traffic information.

Construction Details (Dates are estimates)

Phase 1: June 15, 2015 – August 2015

Sunset Boulevard at Hilgard Avenue

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with occasional work until 9 p.m.

Traffic Changes:

•           Sunset Boulevard Eastbound: No turns onto Hilgard Avenue or Copa de Oro Road.

•           Sunset Boulevard Westbound: No left turn onto Hilgard Avenue.

•           Copa De Oro Road Southbound: Right turn onto Sunset Boulevard only.

•           Metro Bus Detours: Lines 734, 234, and 2-302 (westbound only)

 

Phase 2: August 2015 – September 2015

Hilgard Avenue

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with occasional evening and Saturday work.

Traffic Changes:

•           Hilgard Avenue reduced to one lane in each direction between Sunset Boulevard and Comstock Avenue.

•           Metro Bus Detours: Lines 734, 234, and 2-302 (westbound only)

 

Phase 3: September 2015 – January 2016

Hilgard Avenue south of Charing Cross Road

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with occasional evening and Saturday work.

Traffic Changes:

•           Hilgard Avenue reduced to one lane in each direction next to the work area.

•           Hilgard Avenue Northbound: No left turn onto Charles E. Young Drive.

•           Metro Bus Detours: Lines 734, 234, and 2-302 (westbound only)

 

LADWP Contact Information

Joseph O’Hara

Construction Superintendent

(213) 792-5471

Marvin Hermosillo

Construction Engineer

(213) 367-1089

LAPD West Bureau Traffic Committee Meeting – Wednesday May 13, 2015

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Posted by VP | Posted in Traffic | Posted on 12-05-2015

Our community will be impacted by the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power project on the Charing Cross and Hilgard Regulator Station Bypass Line.  Portions of Sunset Boulevard will have lane reductions and Hilgard Ave. will become one-way. This will create potential traffic impacts to Beverly Glen Blvd.

For more information attend the LAPD West Bureau Traffic Committee Meeting on Wednesday May 13, 2015 from 8:30am–10: 30 am at the West L.A. Community Police Station. The meeting agenda, project schedule and additional information: DWP Sunset Blvd. & Hilgard Ave 6-2015Reminder Traffic Committee Mtg. 5-13-15   LAPD West Bureau Traffic Committee Agenda 5-13-15  DWP Sunset Blvd. & Hilgard Ave 6-2015

The West L.A. Community Police Station is at 1663 Butler Avenue Los Angeles, California 90025

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.