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Weekly Update: June 24, 2021

Weekly Update June 24, 2021

You're Invited! Walk the Boulevard with LADOT

LADOT is pleased to invite all members of the public to attend "Walk the Boulevard," an in-person event hosted in collaboration with the office of City Council District 10 Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas that will focus on proposed safety improvements on Adams Boulevard. For details about this event, which will take place this upcoming Saturday, June 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., please click here to sign up for the Adams Safety Project update mailing list.

 

About the Adams Boulevard Safety Project

About the Adams Boulevard Safety Project

LADOT is currently conducting a redesign of Adams Boulevard that will improve safety for all forms of transportation. Over the past ten years, nine people have been killed on Adams Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, including six pedestrians — more than almost any other street in Los Angeles. Proposed changes include pavement repair, signal upgrades, bike lanes, lane reduction, pedestrian beacons, pedestrian refuge islands, and other safety treatments.

For more information about this transformative project, please visit the LADOT Livable Streets Adams Boulevard Safety Improvements Project page.

 
New Bus-Only Lanes Installed on Alvarado Street

New Bus-Only Lanes Installed on Alvarado Street.

Last week, LADOT installed new bus-only lanes on Alvarado Street to improve travel rates and headway consistency for Metro Line 200, a bus route which experiences approximately 12,000 boardings per day. Installed on Alvarado Street between 7th Street and the U.S. 101 Highway, the new bus-only lanes will be in effect during weekdays on the southbound side between 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and on the northbound side between 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. To designate the new bus-only lanes, LADOT crews installed new street markings, removed old street striping, placed new street striping, and updated signage.

 
Getting Back Into the Game

Getting Back Into the Game

LADOT was pleased to support the complete reopening of Dodger Stadium this past week, which saw the reintroduction of full capacity games at the historic ballpark. Dubbed “Reopening Day,” the Tuesday, June 15 match-up saw the Dodgers defeat the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 5-3 in front of a sold-out crowd. Before and during the game, LADOT traffic officers were on-deck at and around the stadium to facilitate proper vehicle ingress and egress. The LADOT Special Traffic Operations division hit it out of the park with a well executed traffic management plan — including the placement of dedicated travel lanes for Metro’s Dodger Stadium Express shuttle service — to allow delighted Dodger fans and unfortunate Phillies fans to travel effortlessly to and from the game. LADOT looks forward to continuing its commitment to provide excellent traffic management for all Dodger home games this season as the boys in blue travel toward another World Series championship.

 

This Week in Photos:

The L.A. Al Fresco installation at Magnolia Blvd. and Lankershim Blvd. received some color recently with the installation of a new mural on the lane closure boundary — a project made possible through the collaboration of City Council District 2 Councilmember Paul Krekorian and community sponsors.

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LADOT joined in mourning with the family of Monique Muñoz and friends to remember the loss of a person we will never forget, senselessly taken from us too soon by a dangerous act of speeding on our streets.

 

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