January 3: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

2001:  Caltrans and LACMTA announce the start of a three-year, $4.5 million study that will address congestion problems facing U.S. 101, one of the most heavily traveled transportation arteries in the region.

The Ventura (U.S. 101) Freeway Corridor Improvement Study will cover about 40 miles from Moorpark (23) Freeway in Thousand Oaks to the Harbor (110) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles, evaluating current freeway conditions and recommending improvements to increase average speeds, reduce congestion on the freeway and adjacent surface streets, reduce delays, improve safety, improve air quality and reduce commuter traffic in residential neighborhoods.

Funding for the project is provided by LACMTA, Caltrans, Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the Las Virgenes-Malibu Council of Governments.