West Hollywood News
WEST HOLLYWOOD—On Tuesday, October 16, the City of West Hollywood began the first phase of a project to install beacons that are expected to improve visibility at pedestrian crossings on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Also known as Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, they will make mid-block and unsignalized crossings more visible to motorists. Reports indicate the project will last through the week with landscape work beginning shortly after. The majority of improvements and the installation of plant materials are expected to be completed in early November.
Over the course of the project, lanes of traffic will be closed in both directions on Santa Monica Boulevard. Electronic sign boards will be in place to warn drivers of expected congestion and suggested alternate routes.
Project officials are hopeful the installation of the high-visibility crosswalk lights will increase pedestrian safety while not significantly impeding traffic. An estimated 60,000 vehicles per day travel on Santa Monica west of La Cienega Boulevard.
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