The project is being built in two phases beginning with the car-pool
lane connections between the 405 and the 22 at Valley View Street.
The project will complete the 10-mile-long car-pool
lane linking the Santa Monica and Ventura freeways, eventually allowing motorists to use car-pool
lanes in both directions between the San Fernando Valley and Orange County.
Construction was supposed to begin next month on the 10-mile project that will extend the northbound car-pool
lane from the Ventura Freeway to the Santa Monica Freeway.
lane opened in March," said Baxter.
When the $161 million, two-lane elevated connector is finished in 2012, drivers will no longer have to get out of the car-pool
lane on one freeway and weave through traffic to get back into the car-pool
lane on the other.
With 1,600 employees on our World Campus now, and more than 2,000 projected by January 1993, we think the BRS, CAR-POOL
and TRI-MET Programs will make a significant contribution to local municipal efforts to ease traffic congestion and lower pollution.
That vision could start becoming a reality in greater Los Angeles, if Metro's new proposal to convert several existing car-pool
lanes to HOT lanes gets implemented.
Under the plan, solo drivers could use the car-pool
lanes if they pay a toll.
That's because, under federal pressure to speed up sluggish car-pool
lanes, California transit officials said Tuesday that they will seek to crack down on motorists who use the lanes illegally and boost the fines for violators.
To keep traffic moving on Orange County freeways, officials there propose opening car-pool
lanes to all drivers during nonrush-hour travel times and want the plan to expand statewide.
Within the next five years, construction will start on widening highways and building five car-pool
lanes and some new freeway ramps, California Department of Transportation officials said during a meeting to preview upcoming projects.
In an ultimate irony, car-pool
lanes created to speed traffic along have become so clogged that the federal government has stepped in and told the state to get the lanes moving again.