Work starts soon to restore 2 lanes to Vista del Mar in Playa del Rey – California News

Work starts soon to restore 2 lanes to Vista del Mar in Playa del Rey – California News

Crews will begin restoring two traffic lanes and removing street parking on Vista del Mar starting Aug. 21, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.

Work on a 1.5-mile stretch of the beachfront thoroughfare north of Imperial Highway is expected to take two to three weeks to complete and will include temporary lane closures.

“Crews will make every effort to minimize construction-related delays, but at times lanes will need to be closed temporarily to accommodate implementation,” the agency said in a statement. “Occasional full street closures will occur during night hours only.”

LADOT advised drivers to plan ahead and use alternate routes, including Imperial Highway and Westchester Parkway to travel east and west, and Pershing Drive, Lincoln Boulevard, Sepulveda Boulevard and the 405 Freeway to go north and south.

Officials also warned that a separate Bureau of Engineering construction project “may intermittently restrict southbound traffic to one lane daily before 3 p.m.”

Lower parking fees

Parking will be available in lots along Dockweiler State Beach and fees will come down in the near future.

Although the details haven’t been finalized, preliminary figures would lower the all-day parking rate at the Imperial Highway lot to $3 on weekdays and $5 on weekends for the first 300 visitors, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.

The current summer parking rate is $8 on weekdays and $13 on weekends.

The department should know late next week when exactly the lower fees will take effect, said public information officer Nicole Mooradian.

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