The City of Los Angeles (City) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have completed an Initial Study/ Environmental Assessment (IS/EA) for the Glendale Boulevard-Hyperion Avenue Complex of Bridges Improvement Project, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act.
The proposed project is located on Glendale Boulevard and Hyperion Avenue southeast of Glenfeliz Boulevard in the community of Atwater Village and northwest of Ettrick Street in the community of Silver Lake. The project would improve geometrical design, increase seismic strength, and improve pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle travel associated with the viaduct complex. In addition to seismic strengthening, major project features include: widening of the Glendale Boulevard bridges by eight feet each, realigning the I-5 northbound off-ramp to allow left turns onto southbound Glendale Boulevard, adding a median barrier on the Hyperion Avenue viaduct roadway, creating a wider sidewalk on the northwest side of Hyperion Avenue, and eliminating the southeastern sidewalk. The proposed project would also reconstruct the existing deteriorated railings to look similar to the originals and construct an alternate pedestrian crossing over the Los Angeles River. The proposed work will have an effect on historic properties eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The City and Caltrans have evaluated whether adequate mitigation measures can be incorporated into the project plans.
The IS/EA is available for review at the following locations:
- Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering website (http://eng.lacity.org/techdocs/emg)
- Caltrans website (http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/envdocs/)
- Atwater Village Branch Library, 3379 Glendale Blvd.
- Silver Lake Branch Library, 2411 Glendale Blvd.
- Edendale Branch Library, 2011 Sunset Blvd.
- Los Feliz Branch Library, 1874 Hillhurst Ave.
- Silver Lake Recreation Center, 1850 W. Silver Lake Dr.
- Los Angeles City Clerk, City Hall Room 395, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles
- Caltrans District 7 at 100 S. Main Street, Los Angeles
The IS/EA will be under public review for 30 days. Please submit any comments on the proposed project by October 11, 2013 or request for a public hearing by September 27, 2013 to Tami.Podesta@dot.ca.gov, or:
Tami Podesta, Branch Chief
Division of Environmental Planning
California Department of Transportation District 7
100 South Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The environmental documents are also available at the links below. For questions, contact Wenn Chyn, project manager, at (213) 485-1455.
The public review for this project has been extended. Please submit written comments by November 7, 2013.