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NEWS
September 8, 1988
The state Department of Transportation has announced that ramp meters will be turned on in mid-September along the eastbound and westbound Pomona Freeway between Paramount Boulevard and Brea Canyon Road in the cities of Rosemead, South El Monte and Industry. The meters will operate Mondays through Fridays. Several ramps will have a bus and car-pool lane for vehicles carrying two or more people. The westbound ramps will generally operate from 6 to 9 a.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1992
In a letter in the Los Angeles Times (Valley Edition, April 5), Mark Saint-Vincent takes issue with Caltrans double-striping Angeles Crest Highway and Angeles Forest Highway, making it illegal to cross over the yellow line to pass slower traffic. For the record, the Federal Highway Administration mandated that all such highways be doubled-striped as a safety measure. States that do not comply risk losing federal matching funds. Rather than jeopardizing a major source of money for transportation improvements in the Los Angeles area, Caltrans re-striped Route 2. Saint-Vincent seems to defend those drivers who travel 80 m.p.h.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Think traffic congestion will end when Caltrans wraps up quake repairs on the Simi Valley (118) Freeway? Think again. Just as repairs are expected to end in the quake-wracked Granada Hills stretch of the Simi Valley Freeway in mid-September, the California Department of Transportation will begin a $22.4 million project to add car-pool and other lanes to an even longer stretch of the freeway. The 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1992 | KAY SAILLANT
Workers are scheduled Monday to begin a $6.4-million highway widening project on three miles of California 126 near Piru. The project will upgrade the highway from two to four lanes from Powell Road to just east of Center Street and also calls for widening Piru Creek Bridge. Caltrans officials estimate that the improvement project will be completed by spring, 1994.
NEWS
August 29, 1993
Praising the dedication of a state highway worker who was struck and killed while working on the Pomona Freeway in April, local and state officials dedicated a maintenance facility on Friday to the late Juan (John) Thome of Walnut. Jerry B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1992
Caltrans' District 7 is responsible for maintaining 597 miles of freeways, 567 miles of highways and some 1,500 bridges in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Our maintenance force of 900 men and women fills potholes, attends to landscaping, paints out graffiti, repairs guard rails and more. We are assisted in litter pickup and graffiti removal by court referrals and participants in our "Adopt-a-Highway" program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1988 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
Work on the first of the Ventura Freeway widening projects will begin in two weeks, the California Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The bulk of the 16-month, $18.3-million project will consist of adding a fourth lane each way between Valley Circle and Topanga Canyon boulevards in Woodland Hills, a 2-mile stretch often called the "Woodland Hills bottleneck." Included in the project is the addition of a fifth lane westbound between White Oak Avenue and Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
REAL ESTATE
May 31, 1992
In the May 10 "Apartment Life" column, the tenant of a South Pasadena home seeks advice on how best to seek restitution from an uncooperative landlord. The author claims the landlord, the California Department of Transportation, refuses to make good on $80,000 in damage to belongings caused by tar from a recent roofing job. I am compelled to supply some important facts that were omitted from the letter. First, Caltrans conducted an investigation into this matter and, regrettably, discovered that a small amount of hot tar had splashed onto two interior walls of the home in question, causing minor damage.
NEWS
January 27, 1994 | Compiled from Times Suburban staff reports
The infant Century Freeway apparently has passed its first tremor test with flying colors, Caltrans officials said. A preliminary inspection of the 3-month-old freeway found no stress cracks or other damage after Monday's magnitude 6.6 earthquake. The 105 Freeway has some of the county's highest overpasses. Caltrans engineers said they were not surprised that the 17.
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