DOWNEY - A City Council subcommittee that oversaw construction on Lakewood Boulevard was dissolved this week.Council members David Gafin and Fernando Vasquez served on the subcommittee, which was created in 2003 as an advisory panel to city staff. The subcommittee worked on design issues and parameters, aesthetic features, property acquisitions, utility relocations and the overall project schedule. John Oskoui, director of public works, said the subcommittee is no longer needed since the design parameters have already been established and will not change in the future. Construction on Lakewood Boulevard between 5th Street and Florence Avenue is expected to be completed "in the next two months," Oskoui wrote in a report to council members. Future work is planned on Lakewood between Florence and Telegraph Road.
********** Published: August 11, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 17