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Traffic Impact: York and Figueroa Roadwork Resumes Monday

Work is scheduled to last approximately 2.5 months.

The Los Angeles Department of Public Works on Monday resumed construction on a sewer rehabilitation project that is expected to impact traffic around the intersection of York Boulevard and North Figueroa Street for two-and-a-half months.

According to the Department of Public Works, most of the work will take place on York Boulevard between Hamlet Street and North Figueroa Streets.

The $2.24 million DPW project will will construct a new relief sewer from Arroyo Glen Street to Meridian Street, according to the DPW website.  The relief sewer will connect to the Avenue 45/Arroyo Drive Relief Sewer and consists of installing 0.70 mile of 15 to 21-inch sewer. The sewer will relieve capacity for the 8 and 12-inch sewer along Figueroa Street between Marmion Way and
Meridian Street.

Construction hours will be between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The following traffic and and parking restrictions will be in place while construction is ongoing.

York Boulevard:

1. Primarily one lane in each direction between Avenue 64 and Outlook Avenue

2. The Krail area will be concentrated in the middle of York Boulevard between North Figueroa and Hamlet Streets

3. 'No Right Turn' signs posted for westbound York Boulevard into northbound North Figueroa Street

4. 'No Left Turn' signs posted for westbound York Boulevard into southbound North Figueroa Street and for eastbound York Boulevard into northbound North Figueroa Street

Figueroa Street

1. Northbound: Restricted to one lane from the railroad crossing at South Avenue 61 to Garvanza Avenue

2. Southbound: Restricted to one lane at Garvanza Avenue, then become two lanes--one right turn lane and one through lane--to the intersection with York Boulevard. Two lanes remain open southbound past the intersection with York Boulevard.

3. The Krail Area in the middle of Figueroa from Piedmont Avenue to the right turn lane into York Blvd.

4. 'No Left Turn' signs posted for northbound North Figueroa Street into westbound York Boulevard and for southbound North Figueroa Street into eastbound York Boulevard

Parking Restrictions:

York Boulevard: 'No Stopping' signs will be posted between Avenue 63 and Outlook Avenue

Figueroa Street:  'No Stopping' signs will be posted northbound between South Avenue 61 to York Boulevard

Temporary 'No Street Parking' signs will be posted on both sides of York Boulevard. Any vehicles parked will be towed away at the owner’s expense.

 

 

edem April 16, 2012 at 09:03 PM
This is a ridiculous imposition for residents of Mount Angelus; with no left turns onto Outlook from York, we residents are forced to circumnavigate the hill we live on just to get home. With all the Phd's in the world, couldn't Caltrans and Department of Water and Power figure something else out?
edem April 16, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Make that Caltrans, DWP AND DPW! Even more minds and less excuse.
KingSlav April 17, 2012 at 09:38 PM
It really is a ridiculous imposition on the neighborhood and as far as I know there was no advance posting of the planned traffic lane and turn restrictions. Why isn't this work being done around the clock to get it completed as quickly as possible?
edem April 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Here, here KingSlav! Concur absolutely.
marc April 19, 2012 at 05:40 AM
What they've done at this intersection is outrageous. I expect major disruptions from traffic overflowing onto residential streets such as Monte Vista, Ave 56, Ave 57 and Mesa St. as frustrated and aggravated drivers seek ways to bypass the mess. I also fear cyclist who need to ride trough on York Blvd. will be in extreme danger. I have a very bad feeling about all of this. My neighbors are already expressing great concern and I think we're going to have attend Councilman Reyes's next community meeting to make sure that our complaints are heard.
edem April 19, 2012 at 04:45 PM
I'm now one of these cyclists; almost hit twice in the last 2 days by said frustrated drivers. I know my friends at Figueroa Produce are impacted by this mess as well. Nightmare.
Margarito Martinez April 19, 2012 at 07:03 PM
For at least 3 months the heavy equiptment sat idle in the middle of the street with absolutely no work being performed at all. Day after day I passed by the ugly scene and could only shake my head in sadness. It is only recently that work has been going on here and there, but not every day. What, do these guys just work when they feel like it? Must be nice. Then there is the big sign stating the this hugh mess is proudly brought to you by the mayor and councilman. Outrageous!
Scott April 20, 2012 at 12:03 AM
It seems like they are now allowing left turns onto York from Outlook. The only day you couldn't was the first day they started (Monday?)
KingSlav April 20, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Traffic violations at the York Figueroa intersection are now increasing as drivers get increasingly frustrated with the delays and inconvenience of no left turns and inadequate detours. While crossing York yesterday afternoon, I observed two cars in a row make illegal left turns onto northbound Figueroa. This was immediately followed by a third car that recklessly ran a red traffic signal and nearly hit me as I entered the crosswalk. Traffic engineers and traffic police need to spend some time at this intersection to improve the situation and protect the public before things get out of hand.
David Fonseca (Editor) April 25, 2012 at 03:07 AM
What I've noticed is a lot more traffic on Avenue 61 as drives try to loop around back toward Figueroa--wouldn't be surprised if there were some accidents.
Bella May 05, 2012 at 04:08 PM
A nightmare! Totally at the mercy of a kind driver here and there, to let Mt. Angelus residents in and out. Also, with the limited number of turns one can make, it really slows down one's ability to get anywhere. I, too, am disappointed there there was no advance notice of this major project coming, the estimated time it would take to complete, etc.
Amy May 05, 2012 at 04:09 PM
A nightmare! Totally at the mercy of a kind driver here and there, to let Mt. Angelus residents in and out. Also, with the limited number of turns one can make, it really slows down one's ability to get anywhere. I, too, am disappointed there there was no advance notice of this major project coming, the estimated time it would take to complete, etc.

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