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Weekly Update: March 4, 2021

Weekly Update: March 4, 2021

Celebrating Women's History Month

March marks the commemoration of Women's History Month. In the coming weeks, LADOT will highlight women who have made significant contributions to the field of transportation in Los Angeles and beyond in both in our contemporary time and throughout the history of our city.

 

Marilyn Jorgenson Reece

Marilyn Jorgenson Reece

As the first woman to receive a license as a civil engineer in California, Marilyn Jorgenson Reece played an integral role in designing roadway systems to facilitate heavy volume and high velocity travel. Though her engineering career included numerous transportation projects, Reece is best known for her design of the interchange at the 405 and 10 freeways in west Los Angeles, for which she received the Governor's Design Excellence Award from California Governor Edmund "Pat" Brown in 1962. As a transportation engineer, Reece's career accomplishments extend beyond her own lifetime and live on as an exemplary inspiration for others.

 

City Street Sweeping Moves to Biweekly Schedule

City Street Sweeping Moves to Biweekly Schedule

Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, the City of Los Angeles has modified the city street sweeping schedule, with sweeping routes now being swept every other week rather than once per week. Moving forward, biweekly neighborhood routes will be swept on either the first and third weeks of the month or the second and fourth weeks, and will be performed on the days indicated by posted signs. To assist with this effort, LADOT traffic officers will enforce street sweeping only on days that sweeping occurs. Posted signs that indicate street sweeping days will not be altered. Residents may view their street’s biweekly schedule and sign up to receive street sweeping notifications by visiting streetsla.lacity.org/sweeping.

 

New Traffic Signals Installed at Devonshire Street and Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills

New Traffic Signals Installed at Devonshire Street and Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills

Last month, working in collaboration with the office of Council District 7 Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, LADOT crews installed new traffic signal mast arms the intersection of Devonshire Street and Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills to allow for additional protected left-turn phasing at this major intersection.

 

Spotlight: Sepulveda Boulevard

Spotlight: Sepulveda Boulevard

As part of our ongoing commitment to community health, LADOT is getting to work on safety improvements on Sepulveda Boulevard. Planned for completion in the communities of Mission Hills and North Hills, this new project aims to transform Sepulveda Boulevard’s “Mission Mile” into a transportation corridor that benefits local communities. To learn more, please visit the Sepulveda Boulevard Project page.

 

This Week in Photos:

LADOT crews installed new crosswalks and traffic signals at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Russell Avenue this past week to improve the safety of those traveling in Los Feliz.

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LADOT by the Numbers:

Services Provided During January 2021

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LADOT crews installed new protected left turn signals at Devonshire Street and Sepulveda Boulevard to improve safety for those who travel at this busy intersection in Mission Hills.

 

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