The construction of a new sidewalk in Echo Park has a created a new – albeit temporary – challenge for morning commuters headed southbound on Glendale Boulevard. Slow moving traffic has been moving even slower after the right lane of Glendale Boulevard was closed last week approximately between Park Avenue and Montrose Avenue, where a new sidewalk is being built in front of Parkview Living, a 75-unit apartment complex now nearing completion. Motorist Artree Maharajh does not appreciate the unexpected bottleneck:
They have shut the HEAVILY used street down to one lane 24/7 making, commuting and travel in the morning (especially on a day when it is raining) ridiculous. Yesterday traffic was completely horrendous.
Maharajh and other Glendale Boulevard commuters might want to plan for a longer commute in the weeks ahead. A construction worker on the Parkview Living site said today that it could take up to a month to complete the new sidewalk.