Meeting Date: 11/17/03 07:00 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: TOLUCA LAKE SPORTS CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM (#207)
6711 FOREST LAWN DRIVE
LOS ANGELES CA 90068

Details: ■ SIGN-IN, WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS (5 MINUTES)

■ REVIEW MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 3, 2003. VOTE TO APPROVE (5 MINUTES)

■ REVIEW MEETING NOTES OF CAC NOVEMBER 4, 2003 MEETING OF AREA 2. NOTE AND VOTE ON ANY NECESSARY CORRECTIONS (MARK UP CAC NOTES) (10 MINUTES)

■ REVIEW MEETING NOTES OF AREA 1 & 3. PROVIDE CAC AREA 2 REP MICHAEL MEYER WITH ANY CONSENSUS POSITION DETERMINE BY VOTE (10 MINUTES)

■ PRIORITIZE AREA 2 ITEMS AS BY TIME TO IMPLEMENT AND BY COSTS ESTIMATES PROVIDED BY DOT ON TEMPLATE TO BE PROVIDED BY MICHAEL MEYER. VOTE ON PRIORITIES DETERMINED (AS SOON AS COSTS ESTIMATES ARE AVAILABLE, THEY WILL BE FAXED OR E-MAILED TO MEMBERS AND GUESTS ARE NOVEMBER 3 MEETING) (60 MINUTES)

■ PUBLIC COMMENT

■ PLAN AND SET NEXT MEETING TIME/PLACE

■ ADJOURN

(TIMES ESTIMATES PROVIDED TO ASSIST PARTICIPANTS ASSUMING EVERYONE HAS REVIEWED MATERIAL PRIOR TO MEETING)

Members present: Corinne Shin Verdery, Michael Meyer, Paul Ramsey, Merle Singer, Florence Blecher, Dan Bernstein.
Guest present: Joan Luchs
All are also participants in 101 Freeway Corridor Short- and Mid-Term Projects Task Force Citizens Advisory Committee.

The meeting was chair by Dan Bernstein. Notes were taken by Corinne Shin Verdery.

Minutes of November 3, 2003 were reviewed and approved 6-0.

Review meeting notes of CAC November 4, 2003 meeting of area 2. Corrections were noted and
approved 6-0. A redlined document is to be presented to DOT. See copy below.

The committee discussed Area 2 projects and placed the projects/items with consensus support within a prioritization matrix as to priority 1, 2 or 3 and as to the estimated length of time to complete the project. The projects/items without consensus were listed under “More Discussion. Those west of 101/134/170 Interchange were listed under “No Comment”. The matrix was approved 6-0.

Public comment:
Florence provided her observations of the Area 1 meeting she attended and suggested that we be ready to discuss mass transit at the CAC meeting Tuesday, November 18th.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:20PM.

101 Freeway Corridor Short- and Mid-term Projects (SMP) Task Force
Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings – Area 2
September 30, October 21, November 4, 2003
Meeting Notes

(Denotes relative priority and time to complete)
Freeway Improvements

1. NB 101 Off-Ramp at Cahuenga Blvd. (Priority 1 – Short Term)
a. Widen from 1 to 2 exit lanes
b. Add a dedicated right turn lane at the intersection

2. Cahuenga Pass (Priority 3)
a. Construct a new SB on-ramp from Cahuenga Blvd. West between Caltrans maintenance yard and Pilgrim Bridge (fly-over or fly-under)

3. SB 101 Off-Ramp at Highland Ave. (Priority 1 – Mid Term)
a. Add 3rd exit lane by widening along the Caltrans maintenance yard property
b. Widen the off-ramp and extend the 2nd exit lane all the way to Odin St by widening the west side of Cahuenga Blvd West

4. NB 101 On-Ramp at Highland Ave. (Priority 2 – Mid Term)
a. Implement Odin/Cahuenga improvements, including a new signal
(already funded)
b. Build physical barrier to prevent weaving of vehicles trying to exit at Barham Blvd (implement with Arterial Improvements #2a)
c. Improve street guide signs on Highland Ave. to guide traffic to Barham Blvd.
d. Extend the two lanes of the on-ramp further north so that the cars entering the freeway are not forced to merge from two to one lane so soon
e. Freeway Improvement #6 and Arterial Improvement #2 should first be completed

5. 101 Off-Ramps at Hollywood Bowl (Priority 1 – Mid Term)
a. Construct direct NB and SB off-ramps to the Hollywood Bowl parking lots
b. Arterial Improvement #3 should be completed at the same time

6. NB 101 On-Ramp at Cahuenga Blvd. East (Priority 2 – Short Term)
a. Lengthen and widen to add another lane on the on-ramp north of the Pilgrimage Bridge

7. SB 101 Off-Ramp at Barham Blvd. (Priority 1 – Short Term)
a. Widen/restripe to improve capacity (implement with Arterial Improvements #2e)
b. Add right turn lane
c. Contingent on the completion of Arterial Improvement #1b or #1d

8. NB 101 Off-Ramp at Ventura Blvd. (Campo de Cahuenga Wy.) (Priority 3)
a. Add another exit lane

9. NB 101 On-Ramp at Ventura Blvd. (Campo de Cahuenga Wy.) (Priority 2 – Mid Term)
a. Add auxiliary lane to Vineland Ave

10. SB 101 On-Ramp at Ventura Blvd. (n/o Lankershim Blvd.- near Fruitland Dr.) (Priority 1 – Short Term)
a. Reconstruct the existing SB on-ramp to permit left turns from EB Ventura Blvd.

11. Build new SB 101 On- and Off-Ramp at Campo De Cahuenga Wy. (Ventura Blvd. exit from NB) (Priority 2 – Mid Term)

12. SB 101 On-Ramp at Cahuenga Blvd. (Regal Pl.) (Priority 1 – Short Term)
a. Improve radius for buses
b. Add the HOV by-pass lane (3rd lane)
c. Lengthen SB double left turn lanes on Cahuenga Blvd. West onto the on-ramp
d. Arterial Improvement #9 should be completed at the same time

13. 101/134/170 Interchange (Priority 1 – Longer Term)
a. Widen bridge structure to add third through lane from EB 101 to EB 134
b. Extend the three-lane connector from EB101 to SB 101 to Lankershim Blvd.
c. Add connector from NB 101 Fwy to EB 134 Fwy
d. Add connector from WB 134 Fwy to SB 101 Fwy
e. Add third lane on the connector for WB 134 Fwy to NB 170 Fwy
f. Add connector from SB 170 Fwy to WB 101 Fwy

14. SB 170 Fwy (Requires More Discussion)
a. Delete HOV lane or extend HOV lane beyond Highland Ave.

15. 101 on- and off-ramp at Laurel Cyn Blvd. (No Comment)
a. Remove or improve meter operation at the on-ramps
b. Improve signal operations at the intersection
c. Widen street for capacity
d. Provide underpass access from Laurel Cyn Blvd. to EB 134 Fwy

16. 101 on- and off-ramp at Coldwater Cyn Ave. (No Comment)
a. Remove or improve meter operation at the on-ramps
b. Improve signal operations at the intersection
c. Widen street for capacity

17. 101 on- and off-ramp at Woodman Ave. (No Comment)
a. Remove or improve meter operation at the on-ramps
b. Improve signal operations at the intersection
c. Widen street for capacity

18. WB 101 On- and Off-Ramp at Van Nuys Blvd. (No Comment)
a. Reconfigure WB on- and off-ramps as hook ramps connecting to Riverside Dr. just east of Van Nuys Blvd.

19. Modify/reconstruct WB 101 Fwy connector to SB 405 Fwy (No Comment)

20. Intelligent Transportation Systems/ Changeable Message Signs (Priority 1 – Short Term)
a. Provide real time displays of speed and travel time information between interchanges
b. Provide information of conditions ahead and street closures including Hollywood Blvd.

21. Auxiliary Lanes (Priority 2 – Mid Term)
a. Add auxiliary lanes where feasible, within the existing right-of-way

22. Ramp Meters (Requires More Discussion)
a. Remove or modify on-ramp meters to prevent congestion on surface streets

23. Improve soundwall design through the sound absorbing “anechoic wedge” material (Priority 2 – Short Term)

24. Widen freeway within existing r-o-w by using the embankment areas and reinforce the landscape through the use of green vines, etc. (No Comment)

25. Apply Transportation System Management programs such as converting existing lanes to HOT lanes (Requires More Discussion)

26. Allocate express lanes for fast traffic (Requires More Discussion)

27. Restrict truck traffic during peak periods (Requires More Discussion)

28. Remove sunrise/sunset glare on the 101 Fwy (No Comment)
a. Plant trees and/or install electronic screens
b. Reduce speeds through electronic speed limit signs on the freeway lanes

29. Restore and improve landscaping along the freeway and at the ramps (Priority 1 – Short Term)
a. Landscaping maintenance by private businesses – allow short-term sponsorship

Arterial Improvements

1. Cahuenga Blvd. West (Priority 1 – Mid Term)
a. Highland Ave. to Barham Blvd. : Widen/canteliver over the Fwy to provide
two lanes in each direction with pedestrian sidewalk and bicycle lane, with left turn lanes at Mulholland Dr. and Oakcrest Dr.
b. Barham Blvd. to Regal Pl.: Install and landscape traffic medians
c. North of Barham Blvd.: Install traffic chokers to residential streets and stamped crosswalks
d. Add traffic signal at Bennett Dr.; prohibit u-turns at Bennett Dr.
e. Add left arrow NB to Oakshire

2. Cahuenga Blvd. East (Priority 2 – Short Term)
a. Add a NB lane from Odin St to Barham Blvd.
b. Add acceleration lane from Wonder View Dr onto Cahuenga Blvd. East
c. Add traffic calming measures along Cahuenga Blvd. East
d. Relocate Barham off-ramp to increase distance between off-ramps and Wonderview
e. Replace existing fencing

3. Hollywood Bowl (Priority 1 – Mid Term)
a. Build new parking structure
b. Provide direct access from the freeway to the new parking structure

4. Highland Ave. at Franklin Ave. (Priority 1 – Short Term)
a. Provide proposed plan to improve the IS (funded project)

5. Barham Blvd. Bridge over 101 Fwy (2003 Call for Projects) (Priority 1 – Short Term)
a. Widen the bridge to improve capacity at adjacent intersections

6. Barham Blvd. at Blair Dr. (dwg by Universal Studios traffic consultant) (Priority 2 – Short Term)
a. Provide left turn pocket from Barham Blvd. to Blair Dr.
b. Provide right turn acceleration lane from Blair Dr. to Barham Blvd.

7. Widen Barham Blvd. between Cahuenga and Burbank City limit for additional capacity (Requires More Discussion)

8. Barham Blvd. at Forest Lawn Dr. (No Comment)
a. Modify signal to prevent traffic back up on Barham Blvd.

9. Universal Studio Dr at Cahuenga Blvd. West (Priority 1 – Short Term)
a. Increase curb radius at the NE corner of the intersection
b. Freeway Improvement #12 should occur at the same time
c. Adjust signalization to allow for safe pedestrian traffic

10. Universal Center Drive Reconstruction at SB 101 on-ramp (2003 Call for Projects) (Priority 1 – Longer Term)
a. Design a new on-ramp for SB 101 Fwy (Design and Environmental Phase only)

11. Lankershim Blvd. (Priority 1 – Short Term)
a. Build a pedestrian tunnel from MTA Red Line station to Universal Studios with adequate security

12. Build a new parking structure at the Red Line station to improve parking capacity and encourage transit ridership (Priority 2 – Longer Term)

13. Riverside Dr. at SB 170 Fwy off-ramp (Priority 1 – Longer Term)
a. Widen Riverside Dr. to provide double right turns onto SB Tujunga Ave.

14. Colfax Ave Bridge (2003 Call for Projects) (No Comment)
a. Widen the bridge
b. Add bikeway underpass and access

15. Laurel Cyn Blvd. at Riverside Dr. (No Comment)
a. Install NB to WB left turn signal phase

16. Campbell Hall School driveway on Laurel Cyn Blvd. south of 101 Fwy (No Comment)
a. Improve access/egress

17. Coldwater Cyn Ave. at 101 Fwy (CIP List) (No Comment)
a. Widen to provide dual left turns to two on-ramps

18. Extend Riverside Dr. from Van Nuys Blvd. to Sepulveda Blvd. (No Comment)

19. Van Nuys Blvd. SB between Burbank Blvd. and 101 Fwy (No Comment)
a. Improve capacity
b. Improve signal operations

20. Install reversible lanes on major arterials parallel to the freeway, if feasible. (No Comment)

21. Sepulveda Blvd. at Burbank Blvd. (No Comment)
a. Improve drainage to prevent flooding of the intersection during rainy season

22. Remove jut-outs on some streets (result of the new developments street dedications)- like Coldwater Canyon – widen to full standard. (No Comment)

23. Burbank Blvd. Widening – Cleon Ave. to Clybourn Ave. (CIP List) (No Comment)
a. Widen Burbank Blvd. to secondary highway standards of 70 ft to provide one additional traffic lane in each direction

24. Cahuenga Blvd. East, between Hollycrest Drive and Barham Blvd.- realign the street closer to the freeway and extend the alley on the east side of the street to make it safer for vehicles backing out of existing garages (Priority To Be Determined)

25. Tujunga Ave. Bridge (Priority To Be Determined)
a. Widen the bridge
b. Add bikeway underpass and access

26. Hollywood and Highland – Address the congestion at this location – Potentially add right-turn-only lanes through parking prohibitions and re-striping (Priority To Be Determined)

Legend:
NB — Northbound Priority 1 – Highest priority; Priority 3 – Lowest Priority
SB — Southbound Requires More Discussion – CAC not in agreement on improvement
EB — Eastbound No Comment – Defer comment to Studio City/Sherman Oaks
WB — Westbound Short Term — 2 – 4 years to implement
RT — Right Turn Mid Term – 5 – 10 years to implement
IS — Intersection Longer Term – Over 10 years to implement

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