There's a good chance you're reading this on your iPhone while sitting on the 405 right now (we don't condone that). A group called Angelenos Against Traffic, which bills itself as a "project supporting road, transit, and bike infrastructure in Los Angeles County," put out a press release today saying the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project is running six months late and something needs to be done to get it back on track (it's supposed to wrap up next year). Regarding the $1 billion project, which will add a northbound carpool lane from the 10 to the 101, AAG "urges utility companies to expedite remaining utility relocation work, and urges public agencies at all levels of government to coordinate efforts expeditiously." Utility relocations--always a pain in the ass--are causing delays, as well as "contractor performance, [mechanically stabilized earth] Wall failures, VA, [and] Getty vicinity issues." AAG wants disparate entities like the LADWP, Southern California Edison, LADOT, the Bureau of Engineering, the US General Services Administration, and the contractor to work together on not only finishing the project, but alleviating traffic in the interim. Amen.
· Angelenos Against Gridlock [Official Site]