Set behind a barbed wire fence, a wooden platform that has popped up at the north end of the Ivanhoe Reservoir resembles a guard tower. But this 20-foot-long structure is not intended to help protect the water supply from Silver Lake dog walkers and joggers. Instead, it’s a mock up of a 500-foot-long elevated boardwalk that will run along Tesla Avenue, according to the Department of Water and Power, which operates the Ivanhoe and Silver Lake reservoirs. The idea is to get pedestrians off Tesla and complete the walking path that circles the reservoirs. “This is a public safety item that will complete the walking path around Silver Lake and Ivanhoe reservoirs and get pedestrians off the narrow street on Tesla, where there is two-way traffic and heavy pedestrian use,” according to some background supplied by the DWP.
There is no schedule yet but work on the eight-foot-wide Tesla Boardwalk is expected to begin in a few months.
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