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Construction Notice - September 30

ATTENTION COMMUTERS, RESIDENTS, AND BUSINESSES IN THE VICINITY OF THE SAN BERNARDINO FREEWAY (I-10) BETWEEN ALAMEDA STREET AND I-605 FREEWAY

The Metro ExpressLanes Demonstration Project along the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) will lessen congestion, improve travel choices, and maximize efficiency on a heavily traveled west-east corridor connecting downtown Los Angeles to I-605 Freeway. The project will provide a new way to move traffic in LA County by converting the existing carpool lanes on I-10 to ExpressLanes. Anticipated project completion is early 2013. The Contractor will sawcut and demolish the existing k-rail barrier at various locations then perform shoring and excavation work for installation of power and utility support units needed for the operation of dynamic message signs.

WHAT: Sawcut and demolition of existing k-rail barrier at various sign locations followed by shoring and excavation work.

WHEN: The demolition, shoring and excavation work will begin as early as 10:00 pm on Sunday, October 2, 2011, weather permitting. Nighttime construction work will continue through September 2012. The Contractor will conduct nighttime activities that will impede use of the bus stations along the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10). This new traffic configuration will be implemented for the duration of one year.

WHERE: San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) between I-710 Freeway in Los Angeles to I-605 Freeway in El Monte

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • HOV lanes along the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) heading west bound will be CLOSED between 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. beginning September 2011 – September 2012.
  • HOV lanes along the San Bernardino Freeway (1-10) heading east bound will be CLOSED between 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. beginning September 2011- September 2012.
  • Temporary K-rail installation at multiple locations under the existing lane closure in the west and east bound directions of the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10.)
  • Intermittent construction equipment entering and exiting freeway.
  • Intermittent traffic lane and HOV lane closures on the I-10 and I-605 freeway. Access will be maintained for the Fire Department and emergency responders at all times.

BUS SERVICE:

  • All Express buses (Silver Line, 485, and 487) will use the I-10 general purpose lanes, bypassing LAC+USC Medical Center and Cal State LA Stations.
  • El Monte Busway/Alameda (Union Station):
    • Board eastbound buses at Alameda St./Arcadia St. (on 101 Freeway Bridge). For LAC+USC Medical Center or Cal State LA stations, use Line 70 at Cesar Chavez Av/Alameda St or Metrolink.
    • There is no change in boarding location for westbound buses.
  • LAC+USC Medical Center Station:
    • No Express buses will serve this station when Busway is closed.
    • For service to El Monte Station or Downtown LA, use Line 70 on Marengo Street.
  • Cal State LA Station:
    • No Express buses will serve this station when Busway is closed.
    • For service to El Monte or Downtown LA, use Line 70 at Ramona Bl & Campus Rd (other side of Freeway) or Metrolink.

For construction related inquiries call 213-922-4200, visit www.metro.net/expresslanes or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/expresslanes.


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