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March 10, 1994
Three of the 10 freeway bridges judged by Caltrans to be the most seismically hazardous in Los Angeles County are located in the Valley area: Bridges: Junction of Ventura Freeway and Golden State Freeway. Repair Cost: $5.8 million. Status: Design work complete. Next step is to advertise for construction bids. Bridges: Junction of Ventura Freeway and Hollywood Freeway. Repair Cost: Almost $2 million. Status: Design work complete. Construction bids being solicited.
November 25, 1991
In unrelated but eerily similar incidents, three people mounted San Diego County highway overpasses Sunday and attempted to jump, testing the persuasive powers of authorities. At 2:29 p.m., a man jumped onto southbound Interstate 5 just north of 10th Avenue, according to a spokeswoman for the California Highway Patrol. The man, who was not identified, landed in the roadway and was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center.
February 16, 1990
The state has reimbursed Anaheim for $4.5 million the city spent to build an overpass across busy Lincoln Avenue. Funds from the Public Utilities Commission repaid costs of the overpass that allows pedestrian access to Lincoln Elementary School and provides motorists with a more convenient route into downtown. The state makes such refunds to encourage local governments to redevelop areas as needed.
September 19, 2003
A bicyclist was hit and killed Thursday night on a freeway overpass in Irvine, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP Officer Stacy Willits said the man was biking across the Lake Forest Drive overpass of northbound Interstate 5 about 8:15 p.m. when he was struck. The driver involved in the accident stopped at the scene. The bicyclist was taken to Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo, where he later died. His name was not released pending notification of relatives.
June 19, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER
Despite a pending legal challenge, Lancaster officials have awarded a $5.1-million contract to build a major overpass on Avenue L to carry traffic over the Southern Pacific railroad tracks at Sierra Highway. The council voted 5 to 0 Monday night to award the contract to C.A. Rasmussen Inc. of Simi Valley. Most of the rest of the project's nearly $13-million budget will be spent to acquire nearby property needed for the overpass and street widening.
May 31, 1994 | WILLSON CUMMER
Workers are strengthening an overpass of the Costa Mesa Freeway to protect against earthquakes. The $1.9-million project should be completed in August, California Department of Transportation spokesman Albert Miranda said. Retrofitting is being done to the bridge that connects the southbound lane of the Costa Mesa Freeway to the southbound San Diego Freeway, Miranda said. General Construction Co.
August 11, 1994 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The City Council has approved construction of a pedestrian walkway over La Veta Avenue that will link on-street parking with the main complex at St. Joseph Hospital. The hospital hopes to begin construction of the overpass in late August and complete the structure in about five months. The work will be done at night and disruption to traffic should be minimal, said Dennis Sisto, vice president for support services at the hospital.
May 14, 1992
Commute traffic along the Santa Ana Freeway was backed up for more than an hour Wednesday evening as police and fire officials successfully helped a woman off of an overpass after she reportedly threatened to jump. The woman, who was not injured or identified, police said, apparently climbed over an eight-foot fence along the Western Avenue overpass about 6 p.m. Police stopped traffic on both sides of the freeway between Knott Avenue and Beach Boulevard so officers could talk to the woman.
An overpass on the Golden State Freeway in Sun Valley, which had previously been struck by an oversized truck, has been hit again by the same kind of vehicle, this time causing concrete and steel reinforcement bars to break loose and damage five vehicles and injure one driver, authorities said Thursday. The southbound lanes of the freeway near where the Golden State and the Hollywood freeways meet were closed Wednesday and early Thursday between 8:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.
July 3, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
A construction project that begins Monday will add traffic lanes to the congested Warner Avenue overpass above the San Diego Freeway. One new lane will be added in each direction, for a total of three in each direction. The work is intended to improve traffic flow and help merging traffic exit the freeway. For most of the time, the 10-month project will not greatly disturb traffic flow, said Mark Lewis, city traffic engineer.
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