Since Magnolia Blvd. is such a traffic-congested street, we were concerned about this upcoming street widening. We wanted to make North Hollywood folks are aware so they could avoid the area or allow for adequate travel time. We contacted Ramnik D. Mungra, Project Manager of Street Improvement Section Bureau of Engineering/PW for more details.
When will the project begin?
Ramnik: Construction start date is October 24th. The contractor may not be at the site but I will have more after I meet with the contractor on Wednesday afternoon.
How will you be handling traffic congestion?
Ramnik: Per the Traffic Lane Requirements, the contractor is required to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction and turn lane. At certain intersections, the contractor is required to provide a flagger(s) to control traffic. Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will approve a Worksite Traffic Control Plan later.
NoHo has limited parking. Are there any provisions for this?
Ramnik: Other than above requirements, there are no special provisions.
When will businesses be notified?
Ramnik: Per the contract, the contractor will provide 10 days notice before the start of construction.
If people have questions, who do they contact?
Ramnik: People can contact Peter Blikian at 213-485-4305 for questions regarding the project.