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Upgrades for Traffic Intersections Underway

Countdown clocks and ADA-compliant push buttons for pedestrian crossing are being installed at 42 intersections with traffic signals in the city.

Upgrades are underway for 42 intersections with traffic signals in the city. Work began Monday to make all the intersections compliant with federal standards.

The upgrades include adding a countdown clock showing the number of seconds left for crossing the street, as well as installing Americans-with-Disability-Act-compliant push buttons and pedestrian instructions.

The project is funded with a grant from the Metro Transportation Authority and is expected to last several weeks, according to construction advisory sent out by Mayor Jeff Prang.

The construction work is being done by contract crews who will be accessing the equipment from the sidewalk. No traffic detours or lane closures are anticipated.

The first intersections involved will be on Fountain Avenue, starting at La Cienega Boulevard and moving east.

The complete list of intersections where work will be happening over the next few weeks is as follows:

 

FOUNTAIN AV:

 

SANTA MONICA BL:

 

MELROSE AV:

 

La Cienega Bl

 

Melrose Av-Doheny

 

Robertson Bl

 

Olive Dr

 

Almont Dr

 

San Vicente Bl

 

Sweetzer Av

 

Robertson Bl

 

Huntley Dr

 

Crescent Heights Bl

 

San Vicente Bl

 

OTHER INTERSECTIONS:

 

Laurel Av

 

Westbourne Dr

 

Beverly/Doheny-Wetherly

 

Fairfax Av

 

La Cienega Bl

 

La Cienega/Holloway

 

Spaulding Av

 

Holloway Dr-Croft

 

Alta Loma/Holloway

 

Gardner St

 

Kings Rd

 

Fairfax/Norton

 

Vista St

 

Flores St-Kings Rd

 

San Vicente/PDC

 

Fuller Av

 

Sweetzer Av

 

San Vicente/Cynthia

 

Poinsettia Pl

 

La Jolla Av

 

 

 

La Brea Av

 

Crescent Heights Bl

 

 

 

 

 

Laurel Av

 

 

 

 

 

Fairfax Av

 

 

 

 

 

Genesee Av

 

 

 

 

 

Curson Av

 

 

 

 

 

Vista St-Gardner St

 

 

 

 

 

Martel Av

 

 

 

 

 

Fuller Av

 

 

 

 

 

La Brea Av

 

 

 

Matt Baume August 14, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Wonderful news. This can't happen soon enough. I hope these new signals will display the pedestrian signal by default whenever it's safe to cross, instead of only displaying the signal if someone presses the walk button. If a pedestrian presses the walk button just a fraction of a second too late, they have to wait for the entire cycle to loop before they get the signal. Intersections should just assume that there will always be pedestrians who want to know when it is safe for them to cross.

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