AN ADDITIONAL SECTION OF ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST ROADS
RE-OPEN TO TRAFFIC
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has announced the re-opening of Angeles Forest Highway from Big Tujunga Canyon Road to Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2) as a construction zone. Previously, this section of road was closed due to storm damages.
This road will reopen, Today, March 24, 2010, at 4 p.m.
Although extensive repairs by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works have allowed the reopening of Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, construction work continues on these roads and drivers should anticipate intermittent delays as Public Works completes additional repairs and improvements.
It is important to note that this section of Angeles Forest Highway leads to a dead-end at Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2) and Angeles Crest Highway (SR2) from the Angeles National Forest Boundary north of La Cañada Flintridge to Mt. Wilson Road remains close.
While many roads have been re-opened, the Angeles National Forest itself remains closed to the public. Parking along forest roads is not permitted and parked vehicles will be subject to citation and towing.
For updates on these and other road closures and openings, motorists can visit the Coordinated Agency Recovery Effort (C.A.R.E.) website at www.dpwcare.org.
For updates on Angeles Crest Highway, call Caltrans at (213) 897-3656, or visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist07.
Residents, business owners including persons with access and functional needs may also call 2-1-1 for LA County information and referral services regarding post disaster resources that are available to those affected by the floods and debris and mud flow. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 211 LA County Services can also be accessed by visiting www.211la.org.
Bob Spencer, Chief, Public Affairs, County Public Works (626) 458-4070
Patrick Chandler, Public Information Officer, Caltrans (213) 897-3630