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Local News in Brief : 12 Freeway Diamond Lanes Are Proposed

The staff of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission on Friday unveiled a network of 12 proposed freeway diamond lanes. Some of the lanes, which are limited to car pools and buses, are under construction. The plan is expected to be considered by the commission Oct. 26 for use in allocating highway funds over the next 12 years.

The recommended diamond lanes are on Century Freeway from Los Angeles International Airport to the 605 Freeway, Foothill Freeway from Pasadena to San Bernardino County, Harbor Freeway from the Artesia Freeway to downtown Los Angeles, Orange Freeway from the Pomona Freeway to Orange County, San Diego Freeway from the Marina Freeway to Orange County and the El Monte Busway on the San Bernardino Freeway, to be extended to downtown.

Also, the Artesia Freeway from the 605 to Orange County, Glendale Freeway from the Ventura Freeway to downtown, Pomona Freeway from downtown to San Bernardino County, the 605 from the Foothill Freeway to the San Diego Freeway, San Bernardino Freeway from El Monte to San Bernardino County and Ventura Freeway from the Glendale to Foothill freeways.

Already in operation are diamond lanes on the Artesia Freeway from the Harbor Freeway to the 605 and on the San Bernardino Freeway from El Monte to just east of downtown.

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