Caltrans says that the $26-million barrier, which it finished in 2008, was necessary then, and that replacing chunks of it is necessary now. Assemblyman Hector de la Torre isn't so sure.
Less than two years after finishing construction on a concrete median divider on the Long Beach freeway, Caltrans is demolishing about a quarter of the $26-million barrier -- and drawing questions from the head of a state spending oversight panel.
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