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Nearly Year's Worth Construction Coming to Fulton Avenue Bridge

The Richard Lillard Classroom is a path on both sides of the LA River between Fulton and Coldwater Canyon | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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As over a year's work on a Studio City bridge comes to a close with a controversial ending with some home owners claiming it damaged their homes, the city will head West a few miles to the Fulton Avenue Bridge in Sherman Oaks over the Los Angeles River. Beginning March 9 through the end of January next year, contractors will work to widen it per federal standards and bring it up to state seismic safety standards. They will try to minimize traffic effects, but, as they say in a neighborhood flyer, "a totally normal situation cannot prevail."

The work will also include approach street and sidewalk improvements, but there is no mention from the Bureau of Engineering if the project will help sync with the Los Angeles River Master plan. Directly to the east of the bridge on both sides of the river is the Richard Lillard Outdoor Classroom, which is cared for by a neighborhood nonprofit called The Village Gardeners.