Harbor Boulevard Wildlife Underpass Completed in La Habra Heights

Supervisor Don Knabe announced today that the Harbor Boulevard Wildlife Underpass in the La Habra Heights is now complete. Supervisor Knabe will participate in a dedication ceremony and press conference at the site on Thursday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m.

Harbor Boulevard is a major thoroughfare that connects Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Because of the high volume of vehicle traffic, it was necessary to provide a crossing that could both protect the wildlife while not inhibiting the traffic flow.

Construction began in September 2005, and consists of an 18 foot high by 20 foot wide tunnel that is approximately 160 feet long built directly underneath Harbor Boulevard. The project was a collaboration of Supervisor Don Knabe, the Habitat Authority and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.

This underpass will make crossing Harbor Boulevard safer for not only our local wildlife, but for motorists as well, said Supervisor Knabe. We are honored to have been a part of the team bringing this solution to this wildlife corridor, and we are looking forward to the long-term benefits for both local residents and for wildlife in the area.

Members of media are welcome to attend this event. The underpass is located on the Westside of Harbor Boulevard, North of Fullerton Road; there will be no parking on the Eastside of Harbor Boulevard. Sheriffs and Rangers will be on hand to guide traffic.