LADOT News

Los Angeles Hosts the ITS World Congress Conference

This week world leaders, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and private industries have gathered together at the Los Angeles Convention Center for ITS World Congress. LA is a leader in transforming mobility and advancing transportation technology making it a premiere venue for this global discussion on transforming transportation. Thousands of industry professionals are here to discover, connect and learn. The final day of the conference is tomorrow September 22nd.

Learn more about the ITS World Congress…

LADOT Installs New Traffic Signals in South LA

New safety improvements arrived in South LA this week. Our LADOT crews installed new traffic signals and upgraded crosswalks on 28th and Central where there were previously none. Data shows this intersection to be a High Injury Network street. The High-Injury Network (HIN) the 6% of city streets (over 450 miles) that accounts for almost 70% of deaths and severe injuries for people walking. This installation is an example of how LADOT uses data to guide our investments in safety improvement to keep Angelenos safe.…

Celebrating Seleta Reynolds' 8 Years of Service as LADOT General Manager

Last week, LADOT and the Los Angeles City Council bid farewell to its General Manager of eight years, Seleta Reynolds. During her tenure, Seleta served with a deep sense of purpose and vision. Her leadership style centered on making LADOT a great place to work and establishing the department values of Integrity, Creativity, Fulfillment, and Accountability.

Under her leadership, the department and Los Angeles made saving lives a transportation policy priority by completing baseline safety treatments…

Connie Llanos Announced as LADOT Interim General Manager

Earlier this week, Mayor Eric Garcetti officially appointed Acting General Manager Connie Llanos as Interim General Manager. Prior to her present position, Ms. Llanos served as LADOT's Chief of Staff and Strategy and the Assistant General Manager of the Office of External Affairs. 3 years ago Connie joined LADOT and has been an instrumental part in helping us to live up to our slogan of “Moving LA Forward”.

She has participated in major policy wins such as the passage of critical speed safety legislation to guiding the…

Anaheim Project Update

We’ve been steadily working to make Anaheim Street a much safer place for you to commute and now more safety improvements are on their way. The Anaheim Street Safety Project focuses on improving traffic safety and connectivity between Figueroa St and Henry Ford Ave. This section has been named a Priority Corridor due to the high number of fatal and severe injury crashes affecting people walking or biking. Together with StreetsLA and Council District 15, we are redesigning our streets to prioritize human life.

Some of the coming safety…

Rainbow Halo Dedication for Jammie Wilson

LADOT joined in mourning with the family and loved ones of Jammie Wilson for the unveiling of a Rainbow Halo in honor of his life. Three years ago a hit-and-run driver senselessly took Jammie’s life at the intersection of Normandie & 51st. LADOT worked with SoCal Families for Safe Streets to install a Rainbow Halo on 51st St. The memorial is a permanent fixture that serves as a reminder of the need to promote safe streets and the necessity for drivers to stay alert and practice safe driving.

At LADOT, we know that traffic…

Watts Central Ave Great Streets and Safety Project

LADOT and StreetsLA are hard at work to build safety and travel improvements along Central Avenue in Watts. Central Avenue was designated a Great Street in 2019 as a location that serves the economic and community life of the Watts neighborhood. In 2021, LADOT identified this segment of Central as a priority corridor for the department to deliver transformative safety treatments to prevent crashes that result in serious injury or loss of life. The planned improvements will increase safety and accessibility for all road users.…

Reseda Blvd Complete Streets Project Updates

The Reseda Blvd Complete Streets project continues its transformational progress between Parthenia St and Victory Blvd. Nearly two years ago, we began construction on the $19.5 million multi-agency project in October 2020. Construction is estimated to continue throughout this year, into early 2023.
 

100,000 square feet of sidewalk repair 12,000 feet of gutter repair constructed 46 curb ramps 11 accessible loading zones 4 of the 11 bus boarding islands have been completed at Strathern St, Chase St, Ingomar St, and Valerio St…
New Bike Lanes Debut on the N Spring Street Bridge

New Class IV protected bike lanes are now open in both the north and south directions of the North Spring Street bridge. This protected bike lane will connect to new and existing bike lanes at the northern limits of the bridge, along North Broadway from Avenue 18 to Avenue 19. This facility provides a crucial link to the entrance to the Los Angeles River Bike Path. The addition of the new bike lane also connects cyclists to the Los Angeles State Historic Park on the southern end of the bridge.

The work of installing the bike lane…

It's been nearly two years since construction began on the $19.5 million Reseda Blvd Complete Streets Project in October 2020. This multi-agency project will transform Reseda Blvd between Parthenia St and Victory Blvd with pavement rehabilitation and roadway safety improvements, including:

Sidewalk, driveway, and curb ramp repairs Street resurfacing Traffic signal upgrades Bus boarding islands Street trees New continuous protected bicycle lane

Construction is estimated to continue through the rest of this year, into early 2023, according to the schedule below (subject to…