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The benefits of this project are in three main domains; public safety, improved mobility & access, and community pride. 

Public Safety

  • Address seismic vulnerabilities by strengthening improvements to the substructure elements of the viaduct complex and bringing it up to current standards

  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities, including wider sidewalks, signalized pedestrian crossings, a new pedestrian bridge, and a more convenient connection between the viaduct and the LA River bikeway

Improved Mobility and Access

  • Improve car, bike, and pedestrian travel by updating the design of the bridge’s roadway, intersections and on-and off-ramps
  • Re-align the I-5 northbound off-ramp to allow left turns onto southbound Glendale Boulevard

Community Pride

  • Reconstruct the existing deteriorated railings with historic replicas and rehabilitate other historic decorative elements, including bridge lighting
  • Build a pedestrian/bicycle bridge on top of the pylons formerly used for the Red Car, connecting both sides of the river