Monday, June 10, 2013

Allesandro St: Sound Walls Will Replace Trees on 2 Freeway

Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 13, 2013.  CalTrans & Metro don't consider those more than 20' tall Brazilian Pepper Trees, trees.  CalTrans considers them "shrubs."  All will be removed when they build sound walls.  CalTrans will only plant ivy to replace the trees/shrubs once the walls are built. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Caltrans will build sound walls on Allesandro Street between Oak Glen and Rosebud as a part of the 2 Freeway Terminus Project.  Sound walls have been dropped out of all other parts of the project except for this 4/10ths of a mile long stretch.  No environmental review was ever conducted regarding the removal of these trees/shrubs and construction of these sound walls in the EIR in 2009.   

See how the same part of Allesandro looked in 2009.

State Route 2 Freeway Terminus Redesign Update
Thursday, June 13, 2013*
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Silver Lake , 90026
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