Thursday, September 04, 2008

Street improvements at Santa Monica and Western

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Originally uploaded by CD-13
Today, Congressmember Xavier Becerra and I joined local residents to dedicate street improvements that will make it safer for pedestrians and less congested for drivers at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Western Avenue.

With several major bus lines, entrances and exits to the 101 freeway, a Metro Red Line stop, and numerous businesses in the vicinity, the Santa Monica-Western intersection is one of the city’s most heavily traveled by both cars and pedestrians.

The street improvements include new left-turn signals, brightly-colored crosswalks, and longer left-turn lanes, which will help traffic flow better and make it safer for people crossing the street.