2015-12-17 / Front Page
Westlake’s new Lindero bridge wins acclaim
PUBLIC WORKS REPORT
The American Public Works Association recently recognized the City of Westlake Village’s newly reconstructed Lindero Canyon Road Overpass with a 2015 APWA “Best” award in the transportation category for cities under 50,000 in population.
Representatives from the city—including Mayor Pro Tem Brad Halpern, Councilmember Kelly Honig, city manager Ray Taylor and city engineer John Knipe—attended the APWA Southern California Chapter’s 16th annual awards luncheon Dec. 9 at the Lakewood Civic Center.
The $7.5-million project was primarily funded by the voter-approved Los Angeles County Measure R, a half-cent sales tax hike to finance new transportation projects and programs.
The mural, sculpted by Joe Werthheimer, serves as a gateway to the city from the 101 Freeway.
The bridge project was part of Westlake’s long-range improvement program initiated several years ago to improve traffic flow along the Lindero Canyon Road corridor from Agoura Road to Thousand Oaks Boulevard.
Other projects recently completed include installation of additional turn lanes at the Lindero Canyon and Agoura Roads intersection and construction of an additional northbound onramp lane to the 101 Freeway, south of the Four Season Hotel.
—Acorn staff report