Today the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a comprehensive design option for the Hyperion Bridge as part of its seismic retrofit and restoration project. This design, referred to as “Exhibit 1”, will preserve the existing 4 traffic lanes. More importantly we are gaining an ADA compliant sidewalk crossing the entire bridge, two wide bike lanes, a dedicated pedestrian /bicycle bridge over the L.A. River, a realigned northbound Interstate 5 exit at Glendale Blvd (with a signal that allows freeway commuters to directly access Silver Lake / Los Feliz instead of using the turnaround at the Glenfeliz/Glenhurst intersection) and many other improvements. Hands-down, we are getting a better and safer Hyperion Bridge.
A heartfelt thanks to Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and Tom LaBonge for their outstanding leadership on this project. They listened to the community and delivered the most equitable design option for all modes of transportation.
Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce
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