Monday, November 29, 2010

2 Freeway Terminus Redesign:
Sound Walls Part 3, South of Oak Glen

Photo: Diane Edwardson, November 29, 2010. (Click on photos to enlarge.) From the Oak Glen overpass looking south toward Glendale Blvd. The Terminus currently has a lot of wasted space that would have been repurposed as park space with the community preferred alternative that the MTA and CalTrans threw out last November. The new Alternative F (for failure) involves switching exiting the north and southbound Glendale Blvd lanes from the southbound 2 Freeway to really confuse distracted commuters.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 1, 2009. The plan calls for a 14-16' sound wall atop this slope along the adjacent property lines. Those trees will go too.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 1, 2009. Looking north on the 2 Freeway from Oak Glen, the trees to the left of the southbound lanes would all be cut down to build an 8-10' high sound wall adjacent to Allesandro Way.

Coming Tuesday: A look at the Echo Park side of the 2 Freeway.