Echo Park traffic to get squeezed

Southbound traffic on Glendale Boulevard through Echo Park has been tougher than usual after the construction of a new sidewalk has forced the closure of a traffic lane near Echo Park Lake.  Starting next week, however, northbound drivers on Glendale might also face delays in the same area after a northbound lane is shut down for two months to build a new sewer line. That means a section of Glendale Boulevard – a major traffic artery – will be reduced to one lane in each direction for several hours a day for the next couple of weeks.

The northbound lane closure will allow workers to install a new sewer pipeline under Glendale that is part of the renovation of Echo Park Lake, according to the Public Works department. For several hours on weekdays, a two-block of stretch of northbound Glendale will be reduced to one lane between Santa Ynez on the south and Park Drive on the north. This is across the street from where southbound Glendale has been reduced to one lane as a new sidewalk is built in front of a senior retirement apartment complex. That lane could be closed through the middle of this month, a worker said in April.

Northbound Glendale will be limited to one lane of traffic on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Meanwhile, parking will be eliminated along the eastern side of Glendale Boulevard and there were be numerous restrictions on left turns in the area during the sewer construction. Click here for details.

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  1. what a perfect way to change driving habits

  2. It’s a simple fact of LA:

    The minute you find a quick route that gets you to work, a month of road construction.

  3. No sidewalks for Pedestrian? For weeks!!

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