City to Consider Controls on Angeles Crest Highway Speeding

The La Cañada Flintridge Public Works and Traffic Commission will add traffic control on Angeles Crest Highway to a future agenda after reading and hearing public comments in a virtual meeting last week.
Several residents expressed concern over cars and motorcycles speeding down the highway — especially during the weekend — and claim to hear illegal races occurring on Angeles Crest Highway from Friday evening through Sunday.
Collisions from the alleged races have left debris in local yards, and traveling at such high speeds can endanger pedestrians and other drivers — notably when they are trying to turn out of residential streets and onto Angeles Crest Highway. Residents also complained that many of the vehicles speeding on the highway are modified with parts that make them much louder, causing unwanted noise pollution.
Patrick DeChellis, LCF director of public works, said that he sent the public comments to Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station Capt. Todd Deeds and a representative from the station will join the next commission meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17.
“The sheriffs will be attending the February Public Works and Traffic Commission to discuss the efforts that they’ve implemented in terms of trying to control and minimize the racing and the speeding on Angeles Crest, especially on the weekends,” DeChellis told the Outlook Valley Sun on Wednesday.
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710 Freeway Tunnel Proposal Collapses; LCF Applauds

Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK Jan SooHoo, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who’s fought the prospect of the 710 Freeway extension since 2009, was among those rejoicing when the L.A. Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to move away from the project at its meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 25.
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Jan SooHoo, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who’s fought the prospect of the 710 Freeway extension since 2009, was among those rejoicing when the L.A. Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to move away from the project at its meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 25.

Ding dong, the proposed 710 Freeway Tunnel is “effectively dead,” as La Cañada Flintridge’s Jan SooHoo described it in a celebratory email to fellow opponents of the proposed multi-billion-dollar project.
Despite a recommendation from the L.A. Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff to approve a 4.9-mile, $3.2-billion single-bore tunnel, Metro’s Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously against it. Continue reading “710 Freeway Tunnel Proposal Collapses; LCF Applauds”

City Council Commends Caltrans for Easing Congestion

The Caltrans representatives who showed up at Tuesday’s City Council meeting got a much warmer and much less-attended welcome than when they visited in February.
Previously, those representatives fielded complaints from council members and residents alike about the slowing that the $148.5-million pavement rehabilitation project on the 210 Freeway was causing on suddenly jammed surface streets throughout La Cañada Flintridge. Continue reading “City Council Commends Caltrans for Easing Congestion”

Extended Overnight 210 Closures to Slow Traffic

Drivers should expect continued slow going along the 210 Freeway, along which the eastbound Berkshire Place on-ramp and Arroyo Boulevard off-ramp will remain closed through June.
In an April 21 news release, Caltrans also detailed numerous of planned nighttime closures associated with the $148.5-million pavement rehabilitation project.
Residents can learn more and share their thoughts at a 6 p.m. City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 2, to which the city has invited Caltrans representatives.
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Caltrans, Public Invited to May 2 City Council Meeting

La Cañada Flintridge motorists affected by ramp and lane closures because of the California Department of Transportation’s work on a pavement rehabilitation project on the 210 Freeway surface can learn more and share their thoughts at a City Council meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. The city has invited Caltrans representatives, who attended a previous meeting, to return to this May 2 meeting. Continue reading “Caltrans, Public Invited to May 2 City Council Meeting”