The Bike Program was recently notified by Caltrans that a northern portion of the Los Angeles River Bike Path will be closed for approximately four months. This closure is occurring due to the Interstate 5 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane widening project. The detour will cover the Bike Path from just north of the Autry National Center to where Riverside Dr crosses over Hwy 134. There may also be additional closures in other portions of the bike path as needed for construction.
As the start date for construction has yet to be determined, the bike path closure date has not been set. Official closure dates, as well as updates to construction and other possible closures, will be updated here. The first update will occur one week prior to the initial closure.
The primary detour will travel along Zoo Dr, which already has a standard bike lane from Riverside Dr to Western Heritage Way (totaling around 1.1 miles). Temporary signage will be posted to both guide bicyclists along the alternate route, as well as to inform drivers of the increased ridership on the street. In the area where a standard lane has not yet been installed, from the southern closure point to Western Heritage Way and Zoo Dr (roughly 0.3 miles), Caltrans will install signage indicating that bikes may use the full lane.
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