Repaving Project Makes for Smoother Ride on Beverly
A section of Beverly Boulevard between Rossmore Avenue and Wilton Place is currently being repaved, and officials with the Bureau of Street Services expect the work to be completed within a couple of weeks.
Work is under way on a repaving project on Beverly Boulevard. (photo courtesy of the Fourth District Council Office)
David Ronge, a superintendant for the Bureau of Street Services, said the repaving is one of three projects planned for Beverly Boulevard that will be completed by June 30, the end of the city’s current fiscal year. They include repaving a stretch between Normandie Avenue and Kingsley Drive, and between Kingsley Drive and Western Avenue. Two of the projects are being paid for with Metropolitan Transportation Authority Proposition C funds, which come from a half-cent countywide sales tax measure passed in 1990, while the third will be funded by federal stimulus funds.
Ronge said the work on Beverly will be done during weekdays, and during periods that will not affect rush hour traffic. He added that lanes will be provided for through traffic.
Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, 4th District, said he hopes the repaving of Beverly Boulevard will make commuting somewhat easier.
“We’ve been re-filling potholes on Beverly Boulevard for years, so I’m glad we’re finally able to the right thing and re-surface it properly,” LaBonge said. “I hope everyone in the Wilshire area will be patient with us as the project progresses.”
Plans to repave sections of Third Street and Wilshire Boulevard remain uncertain, as there are currently no funds available.