By Steve Hymon, December 19, 2013
Caltrans and Metro on Thursday morning officially dedicated 2.2 miles
of HOV lanes in both directions on the 10 freeway between the 605
freeway and Puente Avenue in Baldwin Park.
The lanes cost $180 million.
“As the transportation funding authority for Los Angeles County,
Metro programmed $192 million for completion of this first of three
segments of the I-10 carpool lanes,” said Diane DuBois, the chair of
Metro’s Board of Directors. “We are pleased Caltrans delivered this
project under the programmed budget. Metro also has programmed the funds
for the remaining two HOV lane segments for a total of $560 million.
The project is the first of three segments that will provide one
continuous carpool lane on the 10 freeway between downtown Los Angeles
and the boundary with San Bernardino County.
Here is the most recent version of Caltrans’ map showing HOV lanes in Los Angeles County: