Monday, September 29, 2014

944 Airole Construction Activity Notice

The Bel-Air Association was notified that beginning Monday September 29th, the 944 Airole Project will begin the process of trimming the slope along Stradella Rd. They will be doing this in increments of 100'-0" at a time. This will require about 200'-0" of one lane to be closed at a time. They will have flagmen in place to control the flow of traffic. Their Street Use Permit allows the work between the hours of 8:00-4:00 to avoid the rush hours of traffic.

They believe this should take no more than ten days to complete.


Construction Notice: Full Sepulveda Bl Closure from Montana Av to Church Ln


Beginning Friday, September 26, Sepulveda Bl will be fully closed from Montana Av to Church Ln nightly from 10pm to 6am until Friday, October 10.
Sepulveda Bl will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 9am to 3pm and 10pm to 6am, from Montana Av to Church Ln, starting Friday, September 26 through Friday, October 10.

·         Detour  (to September 30):
NB Sepulveda Bl to WB Montana Av, to NB Church Ln to NB Sepulveda Bl.
SB Sepulveda Bl to West and SB Church Ln to EB Montana to SB



Purpose: The closures will be necessary in order to facilitate work consisting of raising manholes, utility work, saw cutting, demolishing pavement (jackhammering) and paving. 


Construction Notice: Sepulveda Bl from Mountaingate Dr to Skirball Center Dr

Segment: Mulholland

Location: Sepulveda Bl from Mountaingate Dr to Skirball Center Dr

Notice: Beginning the night of Friday, September 26, nightly to the morning of Wednesday, October 1, Sepulveda Bl between Mountaingate Dr and Skirball Center Dr will be fully closed in both directions or fully closed with one northbound lane open. The hours of the operation are as follows:

·         Night of Friday, September 26, 10pm to 8am
·         Night of Saturday, September 27 through night of Tuesday, September 30, 10pm to 6am


Construction Relations I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

Tel.: 213.922.3665 Fax: 213.922.2898


Metro: I-405 PM Closures for Monday, September 29, 2014

The abbreviations below help us organize the Daily Updates by segment.
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
All
Wilshire
Sunset
Mulholland
ALL
WIL
SUN
MUL

Here are the PM closures for Monday, September 29, 2014. The latest closure information can be found at metro.net/405. The Wilshire Segment runs from National Bl to Constitution Av. The Sunset Segment runs from Constitution Av to the Getty Center ramps. The Mulholland Segment begins at the Getty Center ramps and ends at Ventura Bl.
Streets
MO-WIL: Wilshire Bl westbound 3, 4 lanes closed from Sepulveda Bl to Bonsall Av tonight, 10pm to 5am.
MO-WIL: Ohio Av fully closed from Cotner Av to Beloit Av tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-WIL: Pico Bl westbound 2, 3 lanes closed from Cotner Av to Sawtelle Bl tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Sepulveda Bl reduced to one lane in each direction from Montana Av to Church Ln tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Sepulveda Bl southbound 2 lane closed from Moraga Dr off-ramp to south of Moraga Dr off-ramp tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Sepulveda Bl southbound 2 lane closed from southbound Getty Center Dr on-ramp to northbound Getty Center Dr off-ramp tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Sepulveda Bl reduced to one lane each direction from northbound Getty Center Dr off-ramp to 1,000ft south of Getty Center Dr tonight, 9pmto 5am.
MO-SUN: Getty Center Dr fully closed from Getty Center Dr to Sepulveda Bl tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Church Ln southbound 2 right turn pockets closed from southbound Sunset Bl off-ramp to Sunset Bl tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-MUL: Sepulveda Bl northbound fully closed from Sherman Oaks Av to Valley Vista Bl tonight, 10pm to 5am.
MO-MUL: Fiume Walk fully closed from Sherman Oaks Av to Sepulveda Bl tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-MUL: Skirball Center Dr reduced by one lane in each direction from Sepulveda Bl to northbound Skirball Center Dr off-ramp tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-MUL: Skirball Center Dr westbound 2 lane closed from Sepulveda Bl to northbound Skirball Center Dr off-ramp tonight, 1am to 5am
MO-MUL: Skirball Center Dr southbound 1 lane closed from Mulholland Dr to south of Mulholland Dr tonight, 9pm to 5am
MO-MUL: Skirball Center Dr northbound 1, 2 lanes closed from south of Mulholland Dr to Mulholland Dr tonight, 9pm to 5am.

Freeway
MO-WIL: Northbound off-ramp to eastbound Wilshire Bl closed tonight, 8:30pm to 4am.
MO-WIL: Northbound on-ramp from Santa Monica Bl closed tonight, 10pm to 5am.
MO-WIL: Northbound HOV/#1 lanes closed from National Bl to Olympic Bl tonight, 11pm to 4am.
MO-WIL: Northbound HOV/#1 lanes closed from Olympic Bl to Wilshire Bl tonight, 10pm to 5am.
MO-WIL: Southbound off-ramp to Olympic Bl closed tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-WIL: Southbound off-ramp to eastbound Wilshire Bl closed tonight, 9pm to 4am.
MO-WIL: Southbound on-ramp from eastbound Wilshire Bl closed tonight, 10pm to 5am.
MO-WIL: Southbound on-ramp from westbound Wilshire Bl closed tonight, 11pm to 5am.
MO-WIL: Southbound 5 lane closed from Waterford St to Olympic Bl tonight, 9pm to 4am.
MO-WIL: Southbound 4, 5 lanes closed from Waterford St to Olympic Bl tonight, 11pm to 4am.
MO-WIL: Southbound 3, 4 lanes closed from Olympic Bl to National Bl tonight, midnight to 4am.                                                         
MO-SUN: Northbound off-ramp to Getty Center Dr partially closed tonight, 8:30pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Northbound on-ramp from Getty Center Dr closed tonight, 8:30pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Northbound HOV lane closed from Wilshire Bl to Church Ln undercrossing tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Northbound HOV/ 1 lane closed from Wilshire Bl to Church Ln undercrossing tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Northbound off-ramp to Moraga Dr closed tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Southbound off-ramp to Sunset Bl closed tonight, 10pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Southbound on-ramp from Getty Center Dr closed tonight, 8:30pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Southbound on-ramp from eastbound Sunset Bl closed tonight, 9pm to 5am.
MO-SUN: Southbound 4 lane closed from Sepulveda undercrossing (near Getty ramps) to Waterford St tonight, 10pm to 4am.
MO-SUN: Southbound 3, 4 lanes closed from Sepulveda undercrossing (near Getty ramps) to Waterford St tonight, 11pm to 4am.     
MO-MUL: Northbound off-ramp to Skirball Center Dr closed tonight, 11pm to 5am.
MO-MUL: Northbound 5 lane closed from northbound Skirball Center Dr on-ramp to 1,600ft north of Mulholland Dr tonight, 10pm to 6am.
MO-MUL: Southbound off-ramp to Valley Vista Bl partially closed tonight, 8:30pm to 5am.
MO-MUL: Southbound off-ramp to Skirball Center Dr closed tonight, 7pm to 5am.
MO-MUL: Southbound on-ramp and auxiliary lane closed from Valley Vista Bl closed tonight, 7pm to 10pm.
MO-MUL: Southbound on-ramp from Valley Vista Bl partially closed tonight, 10pm to 5am.
MO-MUL: Southbound on-ramp Skirball Center Dr partially closed tonight, 9pm to 5am
MO-MUL: Southbound 4 lane closed from southbound Skirball Center Dr off-ramp to Sepulveda undercrossing (near Getty ramps) tonight, midnight to 4am.
MO-MUL: Southbound 3, 4 lanes closed from southbound Skirball Center Dr off-ramp to Sepulveda undercrossing (near Getty ramps) tonight, midnight to 4am.

Construction Relations I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

Tel.: 213.922.3665 Fax: 213.922.2898

Metro: I-405 AM Closures for Monday, September 29, 2014

The abbreviations below help us organize the Daily Updates by segment.
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA

Here are the AM closures for Monday, September 29, 2014. Unless noted below, AM closures occur from 9am to 2:30pm. The latest closure information can be found at metro.net/405. The Wilshire Segment runs from National Bl to Constitution Av. The Sunset Segment runs from Constitution Av to the Getty Center ramps. The Mulholland Segment begins at the Getty Center ramps and ends at Ventura Bl.

Streets
MO-SUN: Sepulveda Bl southbound 2 lane closed from Montana Av to Constitution Av today.
MO-SUN: Sepulveda Bl northbound 3 lane closed from Sepulveda Way to OVada Pl today.
MO-SUN: Sepulveda Bl reduced to one lane each direction from north of Getty Center Dr to south of Getty Center Dr, 11am to 2:30pm.
MO-SUN: Sepulveda Bl southbound 2 lane closed from northbound Getty off-ramp to Moraga Dr today.
MO-MUL: Skirball Center Dr eastbound 1 lane closed from Sepulveda Bl to Skirball Park & Ride today.
MO-MUL: Sepulveda Bl reduced to one lane each direction from southbound Valley Vista on-ramp to Valley Vista Bl today.
MO-MUL: Sepulveda Bl southbound 3 lane closed from 500ft south of Fiume Walk to 500ft north of Fiume Walk today.
MO-MUL: Fiume Walk eastbound 1 lane closed from Sherman Oaks Av to Sepulveda Bl today.

Freeway
MO-SUN: Southbound on-ramp from Getty Center Dr closed today.
MO-MUL: Northbound on-ramp from Skirball Center Dr closed today.
MO-MUL: Southbound on-ramp from Valley Vista closed today, 10am to 2:30pm.

MO-MUL: Southbound off-ramp to Valley Vista partially closed today.

Friday, September 26, 2014

An Open Letter to the Bel~Air Community: Somma Way Project Controversy

An Open Letter to the Bel~Air Community:


We at the Bel~Air Association are so saddened that some in our community have been grossly misled by a small group of reckless people harming our wonderful community through their unprofessional behavior and dangerous misstatements of fact.


For those of you who were duped by this group, we ask that you give us the opportunity to set the record straight and expose some of their many distortions, so that the next time you hear from these few misguided people, you will know first-hand as to their "truthfulness."


We invite you to verify all our statements with the City of Los Angeles Council District 5 Office and the Public Record from the Somma Haul Route Hearings.


We understand that this group asserted that the Bel~Air Association wrote a last minute letter of support for the 10697 Somma Way Haul Route in exchange for $30,000.  This grossly distorts the facts.
The truth is that at the original Somma Haul Route Hearing, the Bel Air Association, which has no control over project approvals (such power belongs to the City), understood from the City that the Haul Route was to be approved as it was "remedial" in nature, so the BAA had its legal counsel attend the hearing to demand a number of "Health & Safety Requirements" to best protect the Bel~Air Community during such substantial disruption.  
Members of the group making all these spurious claims against the BAA also spoke at the Hearing, objecting completely to the Somma Haul Route, and offered no alternative solutions or mitigating suggestions.
The Haul Route Commission completely rejected such group's position.  


Shockingly, the Commission also rejected most of the Bel~Air Association's requirements, and approved the Somma Haul Route nonetheless.
Regardless, the Bel~Air Association, due to its professional conduct and positive relationships in our community, was able to convince the Developer of the Somma Way Project to agree to the Bel~Air "Health & Safety Requirements" -- even when they had already received their City approvals and were in no way required to do so by any governing authority.  It is this letter of "support" that memorialized the developer's agreement that was submitted to the Somma Haul Route Appeals Hearing, the purpose being to ensure that the Somma Project would be held to the highest standards of Health & Safety when conducting its activities in Bel Air. (A Copy of such Letter is Attached Below.)


We were stunned to learn that this group went so far as to claim that the BAA received $30,000 in exchange for its support of the Somma Haul Route.​  This is an appalling lie.

The Bel~Air Association has never received ONE PENNY from the Somma Project.

The​ ​TRUTH of this matter is that the Bel~Air Association, in its Haul Route "Health & Safety Requirements" letter, requested "For every 500 cubic yards of earth materials moved from a project site, we ask that the developer contribute $500 to the Bel~Air Association’s  “Project Pothole”, which funds are specifically earmarked to repair potholes and other street issues exacerbated by the project dirt hauling and construction related vehicles" (underline added.)
​  ​
As the City of Los Angeles no longer adequately repairs our deteriorating ​infrastructure, the Bel~Air Association has​ been fixing Bel~Air streets and potholes whenever possible.  And this “Project Pothole” request is one that the BAA intends to make at EVERY haul route hearing involving Bel~Air -- the Somma Project being no exception.
It is plain to see by any thoughtful person that the Bel~Air Association has done the absolute BEST for our community, when, in the absence of the Bel~Air Association's ​efforts, and if left to this disruptive group's bridge-burning behavior, a much lower standard of health, safety and care may be imposed upon the Somma Haul Route, and by extension, all other development projects in Bel~Air.  


~ The Bel~Air Association


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Keep Bel-Air Beautiful: Sod Being Installed @ East Gate to Remedy Brown Spots

The Keep Bel-Air Beautiful team is placing sod today in all the brown spots that have developed in the East Gate lawns.

Thank you to GreenTree Landscaping for their quick response to remedy the issue.