|New side of freeway and fence, Southbound 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway|
Well, at least there's one semi-beautification effort going on. It looks like Caltrans is currently fixing the side of the freeway from Orange Grove to York Bl., laying stones/river rock (it was previously just broken asphalt) and putting up new fences. Ugh, we just can't seem to move away from fences. In any case, according to Caltrans' planned lane closures this work is to extend to Marmion Way. Let's hope it goes beyond that. The rock bed looks nice and it's laid out and angled in a way where litter and debris would have a tougher time accumulating and just sitting there. But again, those damn fences. We're still a couple years away from implementing any of the proposals laid out in Caltrans' recent Arroyo Seco Corridor Partnership Plan. In the meantime, any work is better than leaving it as it is.