Two San Fernando Valley-area corporations emerged final week with ties to the ten Freeway section south of downtown Los Angeles that was shut down after being broken in a pallet fireplace earlier this month.
Calabasas-based Apex Improvement Inc. leased the land beneath the freeway upon which state officers mentioned the hearth began within the early morning hours of Nov. 11.
In accordance with state officers in media reviews, Apex Improvement had stopped making lease funds and was subleasing the parcel to a number of entities, alledgely with out authorization from the owner, the California Division of Transportation. Media reviews additionally mentioned Apex Improvement and its proprietor, Ahmad Nowald, have leased at the very least 4 different parcels from Caltrans beneath or adjoining to freeways.
A name into Apex Improvement was met with a “mailbox full” message.
On the restore facet, Westlake Village-based Safety Paving Co. Inc. was one among two preliminary contractors put to work on the location inside 24 hours of the hearth. The opposite was Brea-based Griffith Co.
This isn’t the primary time that Safety Paving has labored to restore the ten Freeway. About 10 miles to the west, the corporate was a part of the contractor staff that rebuilt a portion of the freeway that collapsed throughout the 1994 Northridge earthquake.