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Angeles County | Community News File / Sherman Oaks

U.S. to Study Ways to Ease Congestion at Interchange

October 28, 1998

Flanked by a handful San Fernando Valley Democrats on the Nov. 3 ballot, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater Tuesday announced a $500,000 federally funded study to end the gridlock at the Ventura-San Diego freeway interchange.

The Clinton cabinet member said the project comes at the request of Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), the freshman incumbent who has come under attack by his Republican challenger for failing to land adequate federal transportation dollars for the district.

The $500,000 study will take a comprehensive look at the traffic woes on the Ventura Freeway corridor stretching from Thousand Oaks to the interchange with the Hollywood Freeway, and explore solutions, from adding lanes to bolstering public transit.

Just when frustrated drivers will see those traffic improvements will depend on the study's findings and political battles over funding, Slater said.

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