The wait for the train to cross will soon be over in El Sereno

View Larger Map

If you drive down Valley Boulevard in El Sereno, consider yourself lucky if you’ve never had to stop at Alhambra Road to wait for a passing train. The crossing arms come down to block traffic as many as 32 times a day, leaving motorists to wait 30 minutes or more in some cases, said Rick Coca, spokesman for councilman Jose Huizar. “It’s a nightmare for residents, commuters and fire and police,” he said.

But starting next year those traffic tie ups will become a thing of the past when a new bridge will permit motorists to travel above the train tracks. Huizar was able to find $9 million to complete the long delayed $54 million project.

How long have El Sereno residents been waiting for this project to be completed ? About 30 years. Apparently waiting 30 minutes for the train at Valley Boulevard has given El Sereno residents plenty of patience.

Post a Comment

Please keep your comments civil and on topic and refrain from personal attacks. The moderator reserves the right to edit or delete any comments. The Eastsider's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy apply to comments submitted by readers. Required fields are marked *