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Laura Rubio Cornejo

Message from LADOT General Manager Laura Rubio-Cornejo:

Did you know that there are more than 7,500 miles of streets in the City of Los Angeles? That's enough roadway to stretch across the continental United States and back! For many years these streets, and streets across the country, were designed to carry large volumes of cars at high speeds, creating conditions that did not support and were often less safe for people riding transit, walking, or biking. At LADOT, much of our work today is focused on redesigning roads to improve safety for everybody, no matter how they choose to travel.

This week, I'd like to highlight two corridors where comprehensive new street designs will help improve the transportation experience for all. After over two years of construction to improve sidewalks, street pavement conditions, transit infrastructure, and traffic signals, the Reseda Blvd Complete Streets project now provides over five miles of redesigned streets in the West Valley. We are also working with communities in Hollywood to kickoff work along one of LA's most iconic streets, Hollywood Blvd. These comprehensive corridor treatments represent some of the most impactful work that we do for people who live, work, and travel through these neighborhoods.

These are just two examples - last year alone we delivered hundreds of new safety treatments, redesigned more than 40 miles of streets, and secured legislation that will help us set and enforce safer speed limits. But we've often been limited by a sneaky little document called the Federal Manual of Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), which governs all road markings, speed limits, stop signs, and traffic signals across the U.S. A few weeks ago the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released the 11th MUTCD, and thanks to years of work from safe streets advocates and Cities like LA, it comes with significant reforms that support safer streets. I'm excited to see us put these new guidelines into practice in future projects. Take a look at NACTO's statement about the new MUTCD, or the manual itself to learn more! 



Reseda Blvd Complete Streets Project Update

Reseda Blvd Complete Streets Project Update

The Reseda Blvd Complete Streets Project is nearing completion! This $19.5 million multi-agency project has been transforming Reseda Blvd between Parthenia St and Victory Blvd with pavement rehabilitation and roadway safety improvements.

On Monday, January 8th, LADOT activated a new protected left-turn signal on Reseda Blvd at Victory Blvd. Additional signal improvements at Reseda Blvd and Sherman Way will be activated soon. Since construction began in October 2020, crews have completed bus boarding islands, passenger loading zone ramps, and repairs to sidewalks, driveways, and curb ramps.

Over the next two to three weeks, weather permitting, crews will be completing striping for parking and the new protected bike lane.

LADOT looks forward to celebrating the completion of this project with the community in the coming months. Stay tuned for an announcement!



Hollywood Safety and Mobility Project Virtual Town Hall

Hollywood Safety and Mobility Project Virtual Town Hall

LADOT is hosting a virtual community town hall for the Hollywood Boulevard Safety and Mobility Project on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 6:00 PM to share a new street design concept for Hollywood Blvd between Gower St and Fountain Ave.

Last August, LADOT launched the Hollywood Boulevard Safety and Mobility Project to improve traffic safety and accessibility on this iconic road. Over the last few months, LADOT staff have engaged with the community about how they use the street and their safety concerns.

The proposed street design prioritizes safety and responds to these concerns. Those interested in attending should RSVP here. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.



Now Hiring Crossing Guards

Now Hiring: Crossing Guards

LADOT is now accepting applications for new Crossing Guards. Crossing guards keep students safe traveling to and from school and help educate and instill safe, alert walking behaviors in young Angelenos. Our crossing guards are placed at schools throughout the city and help provide experience and judgment to help children navigate a school crossing, while also increasing the visibility of their presence to drivers.

If you are interested in applying for a crossing guard position you can visit the website for the application and instructions on how to apply.



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