Just after midnight on November 11, the LA City Fire Department responded to what became a major fire in a pallet yard in the 1700 block of E. 14th Street near Downtown LA. The fire quickly consumed the yard, multiple trailers, and a second pallet yard under the 10 Freeway.
As a result, the 10 Freeway remains closed in both directions, generally between the 110 Freeway and Alameda Street.
Angelenos planning to attend major sporting events in or around Downtown Los Angeles, please plan for delays and check for alternative routes. Traffic officers are on location to alleviate traffic impacts. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the impacted area. Please heed traffic officer instructions.
The cause of the fire is currently being investigated. On the day of the fire, Mayor Bass activated the Emergency Operations Center as the city rapidly worked to respond to this damage. Angelenos should visit emergency.lacity.gov/updates for information about closures, alternative routes and public transportation options by going Metro. The Mayor has directed all city departments to urgently respond to this fire by:
- Ensuring that there’s a plan for Angelenos who commute or live by this incident
- Working to get the 10 freeway up and running again as fast as possible
- Providing as much information as possible to ensure that our communities and commuters are well informed every step of the way
We encourage you to ride Metro
Alternate Surface Street Routes to Avoid Closure
10 Freeway - Eastbound
Exit the freeway at Alameda Street and 16th Street.
To detour back onto the freeway, head northbound on Alameda, eastbound on Olympic Boulevard, and re-enter the 10 East mid-block on the approach to Lemon Street.
Alternatively, head northbound on Alameda, eastbound on 7th Street, and enter the 5 freeway.
All 10 eastbound freeway on-ramps between the 110 freeway and Alameda are closed at this time.
10 Freeway - Westbound
Re-enter the 10 freeway westbound by traveling west on Washington Boulevard, north on Central Avenue, and west again on 16th Street.
Reseda Blvd. Street Preservation Project
Nov 6th to Nov 20th
StreetsLA will continue with work on Reseda Blvd. between Valero and Victory Blvd.
The improvements will include cold milling and paving and may impact traffic between 6am and 6pm.
See the notice HERE
In 2023, StreetsLA resurfaced and reconstructed 167.04 miles in the San Fernando Valley.
Free Bulky Item Drop
LA Sanitation & Environment will be accepting bulky items at five locations around the City monthly. Furniture, carpet, yard trimmings, shelving, and wood will be accepted.
Learn more HERE
Hollenbeck Park Adjacent and I-5 Fwy Adjacent Beautification Project
On November 9, 2023, StreetsLA celebrated the groundbreaking of the Hollenbeck Park and I-5 Fwy Adjacent Beautification Project with Council District 14, Recreation and Parks, and community members.
This project, which is funded by a Clean California grant for $4.9 million dollars, is situated in the Boyle Heights community of the City of Los Angeles. This project was initiated after identifying a need for safer access where the park edges meet the public right-of-way, where we will construct new ADA compliant sidewalks to provide a safe and continuous path of travel along the eastern and southern perimeter of the park. Along with the sidewalk, StreetLA will also construct curb ramps, driveways, decorative fencing, and plant 200 trees. To improve overall safety of the corridor after dark, there will also be new lighting installed around the perimeter of the park.
Lastly, the project proposes to update the existing gateway monument that will contain sustainable elements such as reflective pavers to reduce surface temperatures and drought tolerant landscaping. The project is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2024.
ICYMI: 30th Inside Safe Operation
Mayor Karen Bass, Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez and Supervisor Hilda Solis announced the newest Inside Safe operation concluded last week in Westlake. This is the 30th Inside Safe operation, an initiative that was launched to house Angelenos living in encampments and to prevent encampments from returning. More than 60 Angelenos were brought inside through the operation.
In total, more than 17,000 Angelenos have been housed under the Bass administration through many different strategies including Inside Safe, which has now happened in 30 encampments around the city. The administration is focused on housing more people and also building housing faster – with more than 8,000 units of affordable housing expedited in the City of Los Angeles.
Read more HERE
ICYMI: Mayor Bass Issues Executive Directive 7
The Mayor directed departments to take the following actions:
- Begin to address the barriers to home ownership so that more people can realize the dream of owning their own home
- Explore ways to reduce discretionary review in order to incentivize more housing to be built for people of all income levels and make increasing the number of affordable housing units a top priority
- Look creatively at how to cut through red tape and help convert existing buildings into housing through adaptive reuse
- Cut the time it takes to permit mixed-income housing
- Remove unnecessary bottlenecks so that the City can help deliver housing units more quickly
- Encourage more affordable housing units to be included in projects
Learn more HERE
Nella McOsker, President & CEO, Central City Association:
“CCA applauds Mayor Bass on Executive Directive 7 (ED 7) to help streamline housing production for all income levels in Los Angeles. Mayor Bass’ ED 7 strongly aligns with CCA’s priorities to cut down discretionary processes and reduce permitting wait times to alleviate our housing crisis. This is precisely the kind of public private collaboration that shows the City's commitment to keeping investment and development here in L.A.”
ICYMI: City of LA Secures 2 Valley Housing Sites
The Mayor’s Office coordinated with the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) and HACLA on a series of Project Homekey 3 applications in order to meet the goals of expanding interim housing through motel acquisitions and also quickly bringing more permanent supportive housing units online.
The Homekey Projects include:
Motel 6 North Hills – 111 interim housing units
- In partnership with Hope the Mission, the City of Los Angeles will receive $32,068,000 in funding for the Motel 6 North Hills, an acquisition and rehabilitation project to convert a motel to create 111 interim housing serving individuals experiencing homelessness and chronic homelessness.
Topanga Canyon Blvd Phase 2 – 24 permanent housing units
- The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, in partnership with Topanga Canyon Housing Partners LP, will receive $5,432,319 for 7625 Topanga Canyon Blvd Phase 2, a modular new construction project that will create 24 permanent housing units serving individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Learn more HERE
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Between October 29 and November 4 StreetsLA crews repaired 1,271 potholes.