The City of West Hollywood on Monday night began painting the LGBT flag on two crosswalks along Santa Monica and San Vicente Boulevards, and according to city officials, the first phase of the project should be completed by 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Steve Campbell, manager of facilities and field services for West Hollywood, said crews will touch up some of the white lines in the crosswalk on Thursday and all work should be completed by Friday morning, according to Campbell.
“The landmark Rainbow Crosswalks emphasize the core branding of West Hollywood, and will be a permanent symbol to all that this is a city of tolerance and acceptance,” stated Mayor Jeffrey Prang. “Since the temporary installation, the crosswalks have not only gained tremendous positive attention from around the world, but not a day goes by that we don’t see hoards of tour buses slowing down to snap photos of the new landmark."
"This alone will have a tremendous impact on tourism and further establish West Hollywood as a LGBT vacation destination."
The color application uses thermo-plastic technology that will permanently install the vivid colors on the street surface.
on the permanent installations, which replace previous temporary paint jobs meant to celebrate gay pride month in July.
--Brantley Watson contributed to this report.