Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SR-2 Freeway: Sound Wall Noisy, Dusty Construction Starts Thursday Night, April 23

Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 13, 2013.  CalTrans never told us how many trees they're cutting down for the sound wall project.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Yesterday afternoon, CalTrans sent out a press release regarding nighttime grinding, digging and creating dust on the northbound lanes of the 2 Freeway.  Of course, at night, you can (and should) call 1-800-CUT-SMOG to complain to the AQMD about fugitive dust, but you'll just have to leave a message.  

Through the years, we've written extensively about the (now $8.6 million) sound walls as a part of the 2 Freeway Terminus Project.  Click here for all our sound wall posts.

The entire press release from CalTrans follows...

State of California  Department of Transportation

Today's Date:                              Tuesday, April 21, 2015
District 7:                                     Los Angeles & Ventura Counties      
Contact:                                       Peter Jones
Phone:                                          (213) 897-3656!/CaltransDist7



LOS ANGELES / ECHO PARK - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced construction of the soundwall along the Glendale Freeway (SR-2) between Oak Glen Place and Rosebud Avenue. Closures are as follows and subject to change.

Thursday, April 23, through Friday, April 24

Northbound SR-2

8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to two lanes between Glendale Blvd SR-2 and Golden State Freeway I-5

7 p.m. to 6 a.m. – On and Off Ramps & Connector to I-5 CLOSED between Glendale Blvd SR-2 and Golden State Freeway I-5  

Construction dust and noise is anticipated as crews excavate and remove dirt, grind surface layers of pavement and perform other related tasks.

Detours will be posted. Minor delays are expected. The California Highway Patrol will be on duty. Peterson-Chase Construction is the contractor on this $8.6 million project which is expected to complete in early 2016.

Caltrans advises motorists to please “Be Work Zone Alert”.
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