Library Drive-up Book Drop Out of Service; Handicapped Parking Temporarily Moved to Senior Center

COUNTY News:

Due to the ongoing library improvement project, the drive-up book drop is out of service and the handicapped parking will be moved this week to the Betty Ehart Senior Center to allow the contractor to work on the north side of the library driveway.

The library will remain open during the construction and provide full service as usual, maintaining regular hours and offering the usual abundance of summer programming.

Patrons returning library materials must park and walk the material to either the external book drops adjacent to the main entrance, or inside to the book drop at the circulation desk.

The Senior Center has agreed to provide handicapped parking spaces for library patrons in the Senior Center parking lot. The contractor will be placing temporary handicapped parking signs early next week to designate the handicapped parking spaces and a clear pathway to the library will be provided. The Senior Center parking lot can be accessed from Bathtub Row.

The road between the main parking lot (near Oppenheimer Drive) and the overflow parking lot (where Farmers’ Market is held) continues to be closed for the duration of the project. Access to the west parking lot is available from Oppenheimer Drive, and access to the overflow parking lot is available from Bathtub Row.

The planned safety improvements will enhance pedestrian access as well as motorists’ ability to see pedestrians. These improvements include additional sidewalks, a total of three pedestrian crossings, a new larger drive-up book drop, and a change to the traffic flow from two-way traffic to one-way traffic (west to east) between the library’s main parking lot and the overflow parking lot. Work will be completed no later than June 29.

Due to the ongoing construction activity, patrons are urged to exercise caution, use the provided pedestrian pathways, and to be aware of ongoing construction activities.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to complete this project! For additional information, please contact the Public Works Department at 662-8150 or send an email to lacpw@lacnm.us.

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