The California Transportation Commission has allocated $194,000 to construct a turnout on the westbound Artesia (91) Freeway car-pool lane. California Highway Patrol cruisers will use the turnout to issue tickets or warn drivers about abusing the special lane reserved for vehicles with two or more occupants.
The turnout will be four-tenths of a mile long, providing CHP officers with a safe place to stop motorists without interfering with other traffic. The site will be in the freeway median east of Wilmington Avenue in the city of Compton.
Caltrans expects to advertise for bids in April, begin construction in August and complete the project by November, a spokesman said. It will be the first such turnout on the eight-mile-long car-pool lane.