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L.A. may ease rush-hour construction ban for smaller streets
L.A. may ease rush-hour construction ban for smaller streets

More rush-hour construction projects could be permitted on Los Angeles’ smaller side streets, under a plan being considered by City Council members. The easing of the 7-year-old ban on rush-hour street work would affect about a third of the projects that the ban currently restricts and is intended to speed up construction work and save city agencies millions of dollars annually.  Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an executive order in 2005 prohibiting construction on city streets during peak traffic hours in an attempt to reduce gridlock. Though it's been effective in cutting down on bottlenecks, the ban "took a good idea a little too far," said L.A. City...

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