Screenshot via MetroExpressLanes.net
The rules of the 110 Freeway are set to change late Saturday, Nov. 1o or early Sunday, Nov. 11 when "Metro ExpressLanes" – L.A. County's first toll lanes – opens for your carpooling and solo driving pleasure.
Yes, the 110 Freeway – Los Angeles' great leveler, the concrete quicksand of nihilistic equality where a guy in a spray-painted Louis Vuitton Oldsmobile suffers the same slough as the mogul in a Maserati – will soon have a pay-to-play alternative to the stop-and-go traffic.
The transportation authority's ExpressLanes program is an 11-mile makeover/rebranding of some High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) roadway on the Harbor Freeway, into High Occupany Toll (HOT) lanes. Existing carpool regulations will still apply, but solo drivers willing to pay for privileged access can also use the lanes.
Photo via NBC LA
Two northbound lanes of the 110 Freeway north of downtown Los Angeles were shut down Wednesday after water started leaking from a busted pipe in the ceiling of a historic tunnel.
Two lanes of the northbound 110 Pasadena Freeway were closed Wednesdsay around 1 p.m. after a broken water pipe began to flood into a tunnel near Elysian Park, according to California Highway Patrol. A possible electrical hazard may also exist.
A Sig Alert was issued for the #1 and #2 lanes, and although the pipe was shut off, residual water leaking continued as officials waited for a piece of equiptment. The pipe issue was first noticed just after 11 a.m., according to CHP's incident report.
1:36 PM 22
PER 15-10 - CAL TRANS 97 W/A HARD CLOSURE
1:02 PM 21 PER 15-10, MADE CONTACT W/CT SUPERVISOR; ENRT W/EQUIPMENT FOR HARD CLOSURE, WILL NEED A BREAK FRM ALPINE TO SET UP - WILL ADVS WHEN IN THE AREA 12:42 PM 20 SIGALERT ISSUED ON THE BLU 12:39 PM 19 CT CPY, WILL ADVS ETA 12:39 PM 18 PER CLR1: MADE CONTACT W/PARKS & REC ON PARK JEO FWY - THEY HAVE SHUT OFF THE PIPE SEVERAL HOURS AGO, THE REST OF THE WATER IS RESIDUAL, THEY ARE NOW WAITING FOR A CLAMP - THEY ARE AWARE OF THE SITUATION - INFO FOR TMC 12:38 PM 17 PLZ ISSUE A SIGALERT FOR THE #1 & #2 LANES - UNK DURATION 12:36 PM 16 PER 15-10 , THIS IS AN IMMEDIATE HAZARD - REQ CAL TRANS SUPERVISOR TO RETURN TO THE SCENE FOR A HARD CLOSURE - ETA WHEN AVAIL 12:34 PM 15 PER CT 73231, UNABLE TO GET TO CHP TO DISC PROBLEM // THIS HAS TO BE FIXED BY PARKS & REC AS IT IS ON THEIR PROPERTY // UNK ETA FOR PARKS & REC 12:34 PM 14 WAITING FOR CAL TRANS TO ADVS RE: ETA FOR CLOSURE AND WHETHER LANES CAN BE OPENED RE: LINE 18 12:32 PM 13 DOES THE UNIT WANT TO ISSUE A SIGALERT? 12:31 PM 12 15-10 IS 10-23 FOR CAL TRANS TO ADVS HOW THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE REPAIRS AND WHEN 12:30 PM 11 PER 15-82 - CAL TRANS LEFT THE SCENE, ARE THEY RETURNING FOR REPAIRS,, 1 & 2 LANES CURRENTLY BLOCKED UNTIL CAL TRANS ADVS STATUS OF THIS INCIDENT 11:54 AM 10 15-10 ADVSD 10-98 2 VEH 1182; 15-10 10-97 WITH 15-82 11:46 AM 9 1 AND 2 LN CLOSED , 3 AND 4 LN OPEN AND FIRE 1-07 11:28 AM 8 PER 15-82 THERE IS A CRACK FM CECIELING LEAKING LG AMOUNTS OF WATER FM THE ROOF AND WALL ; 15-82 REQING 1 FIRE UNIT TO RESP NOT TO RESP CODE 3 DUE TO POTENTIAL ELECTRIC HAZD ; 1039 LAFD 11:26 AM 7 DT ETA 15-20MINS 11:24 AM 6 1023, WILL ADVS ETA 11:18 AM 5 CALTRANS DO YOU HAVE AN ETA ; ELECTRICAL IS INVOLVED PER 15-S1 11:16 AM 4 PLS ADVS THE CALTRANS SUPVR 15-82 IS BLKING THE 1 LN IN TUNNEL #2 IF THE SUPVR CAN RESP TO 15-82 LOCATION 11:08 AM 3 PER 15-82 APPEARS TO BE A BROKEN WATER PIPE IN TUNNEL #2 LG AMOUNT OF WATER COMING FM THE ROOF AFFECTING THE #1 AND 2 LN AND ALSO THE OVER HEAD LIGHTS