Much to the dismay of local residents and thousands of unknowing commuters, the city Department of Transportation, Caltrans and Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office forgot to tell anyone that one of the three lanes on Sepulveda Boulevard near the tunnel in Sepulveda Pass will be closed today and for the next eight weeks for construction.
can determine.. Encino, Roscomare, Mountaingate, Bel Air Crest, Bel Air
Skycrest, Bel Air Knolls…all did not receive notice. I just found out
today from a friend who was sent an e-mail.”
Inquiries led to Rosendahl’s and Jack Weiss’ council offices and the word was Norman Kulla, CD11
Chief Deputy, was caught by surprise with the news recently but signed off on DOT’s request to approve the project, suggesting it was a last-minute deal and someone had the clout to get it rushed through without questions being asked or the public being told.
The community got in an uproar Friday when a sign was spotted on the Sherman Oaks side of the pass saying there would be construction from Sept. 8, 2008 – Oct. 31, 2008. That prompted insertion of this agenda item into the previously published agenda for the 8:15 a.m. Tuesday Traffic Committee meeting at the West L.A. police station: “Presentation and Discussion–Sepulveda Bl. lane closure/Sepulveda Pass — Speaker TB”