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L.A. River walkway project about to begin after many delays

April 9, 2011 |  3:17 pm

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Riverwalk construction finally set to start

After years of delays, construction finally is set to begin next week on a long-awaited pathway along the Glendale portion of the Los Angeles River.

Discussed for the past decade, the so-called Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project received concept design approval from the City Council in 2006, but in recent years has met a number of roadblocks.

Those roadblocks ranged from a funding freeze during a previous state budget crisis to the sluggish approval process at a variety of public agencies that have jurisdiction along the Los Angeles River channel. But the bulk of the delay for the planned $1.6-million walkway stemmed from protracted negotiations with DreamWorks to gain access to a 15-foot strip of land along the studio's border.

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--Melaine Hicken, Glendale News-Press/Times Community News

Photo: Area along Los Angeles River for new Riverwalk project. Credit: Times Community News