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Title: Los Angeles Area Freeways
Post by: Plutonic Panda on May 10, 2022, 08:31:17 AM
Thread to discuss certain issues and projects not related to any one freeway.

Hereís a new initiative from Caltrans to identify needs for several corridors which include mass, active, as well as GP, HOV, and HOT lanes. Given there is thread for mass transit Iíd keep that conversation to a minimum.

Here are the freeways in question:

Currently District 7 is initiating the following Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plans (CMCPs):

Interstate 10 (from SR 1/SR2 TO EAST LA Interchange) Ė Shefa Bhuiyan
Interstate 5 (from LA/Orange County Line to Route 60) Ė Rawan Al-Jamal
U.S. Route 101 (I-110 to I-405) Ė Rawan Al-Jamal
State Route 91 (Route 110 to LA/Orange County Line) Ė Charles Lau
Interstate 110 (Gaffey Street to I-5) Ė Cassandra Carlin

Hereís the project website: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-7/district-7-projects/d7-cmcp

Thereís two studies available to take one about sharing your ideas for the 101 and the other the 110.
Title: Re: Los Angeles Area Freeways
Post by: M3100 on May 21, 2022, 08:48:24 PM
Of these routes, the only ones I travel with any frequency are the 91 and 110.

Southbound 110 tends to become really congested in the afternoons around the I-405 interchange.
Title: Re: Los Angeles Area Freeways
Post by: Plutonic Panda on May 23, 2022, 05:57:49 PM
Oh boy, I think we have a winner for one of the most ridiculous, disingenuous anti-freeway articles Iíve ever read: https://la.streetsblog.org/2022/05/20/metro-leadership-making-it-an-annual-tradition-to-lie-about-freeway-expansion-budget/#disqus_thread

Written by none other than the wonderful Joe Linton.
Title: Re: Los Angeles Area Freeways
Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 23, 2022, 05:58:51 PM
I mean, were you expecting something different from LA Street Blog?
Title: Re: Los Angeles Area Freeways
Post by: Plutonic Panda on May 23, 2022, 06:00:41 PM
I mean, were you expecting something different from LA Street Blog?
Nope. But I was surprised by the amount of just flat out false information posted in that article. Usually heíll spin things but there were tons of flat out lies.
Title: Re: Los Angeles Area Freeways
Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 23, 2022, 06:02:59 PM
I mean, were you expecting something different from LA Street Blog?
Nope. But I was surprised by the amount of just flat out false information posted in that article. Usually heíll spin things but there were tons of flat out lies.

But thatís just it, LA Street Blog caters to a particular readership with a particular set of values.  Looking for unbiased journalism there just isnít ever going to be a thing.  It begs the question, why bother reading?
Title: Re: Los Angeles Area Freeways
Post by: Plutonic Panda on May 23, 2022, 06:06:51 PM
I mean, were you expecting something different from LA Street Blog?
Nope. But I was surprised by the amount of just flat out false information posted in that article. Usually heíll spin things but there were tons of flat out lies.

But thatís just it, LA Street Blog caters to a particular readership with a particular set of values.  Looking for unbiased journalism there just isnít ever going to be a thing.  It begs the question, why bother reading?
Yeah youíre not wrong. Usually I donít read SB. Couldnít resist the urge today seeing that headline.
Title: Re: Los Angeles Area Freeways
Post by: Max Rockatansky on May 23, 2022, 06:17:01 PM
I mean, were you expecting something different from LA Street Blog?
Nope. But I was surprised by the amount of just flat out false information posted in that article. Usually heíll spin things but there were tons of flat out lies.

But thatís just it, LA Street Blog caters to a particular readership with a particular set of values.  Looking for unbiased journalism there just isnít ever going to be a thing.  It begs the question, why bother reading?
Yeah youíre not wrong. Usually I donít read SB. Couldnít resist the urge today seeing that headline.

But thatís just it, they have to rely on a inflammatory headline to hook people into reading.  A site like LA Street Blog canít retain itís readership if it isnít trying to be sensational. 
Title: Re: Los Angeles Area Freeways
Post by: Plutonic Panda on May 26, 2022, 11:21:59 PM
And now the I-710 widening/improvement project is officially canceled: https://lbpost.com/news/metro-board-ends-effort-to-widen-710-freeway

Next up, the I-605 improvement project.