The construction of new freeway carpool lanes will mean the long-term closure of a one-mile stretch of the L.A. River Bike Path that runs next to Griffith Park, reports Caltrans. Cyclists got an idea of what that means earlier this week when the path was closed for three days, with riders being detoured into Griffith Park, before being reopened.
Caltrans spokeswoman Kelly Markham said the detour along Zoo Drive and Western Heritage Way is being “enhanced” in preparation for the long-term closure of the pathway roughly between Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard. It’s not certain, however, when the long-term closure will begin or how long it will last, Markham said. Some previous estimates said the closure could last about a year.
The bike path is being closed during the construction of 2.7 miles of carpool lanes on the nearby 134 Freeway, which will be widened as part of the project.
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