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It’s Getting Closer: An Update on Crosswalk Improvements on Santa Monica Blvd.

Mon, Sep 25, 2017   By Staff    2 Comments

The City of West Hollywood is continuing its installation of four pedestrian crosswalks with traffic lights on Santa Monica Boulevard. Last week the contractor continued working on the new traffic signals at all locations installing underground conduits, and it received a sign off from Southern California Edison on the underground conduits. It also completed the final paving.

This week, the contractor will continue to have daily lane closures in the immediate work areas between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Here’s the day-by-day schedule for this week’s work:

Crosswalk improvement on Santa Monica Boulevard at Westmount

— Monday: The contractor will auger the remaining signal pole foundations at Hancock Avenue and West Knoll Drive and place concrete.

— Tuesday: The contractor will begin the cable installation for the new traffic signals.

— Wednesday: The contractor will place concrete for the curb ramps at Palm Avenue and sidewalk at all locations near the new signal controllers. The traffic signal pole installation at Westmount Drive will also begin.

— Thursday: The contractor will complete the traffic signal pole installation at Westmount Drive. The three flag pole foundations will be installed within the medians.

— Friday: The contractor will install traffic signal poles at West Knoll Drive. The three flag poles
will be erected within the medians.

To accommodate construction, parking meters in the immediate work area may be signed with Temporary No Parking notices posted 24 hours in advance. The crosswalk at Santa Monica Boulevard and Palm Avenue will remain closed while the new curb ramps are constructed.

You can direct questions about field operations to Eric Eljenholm at (949) 637-6126 or Hany Demitri of the City of West Hollywood’s Public Works Department at (323) 848-6507. The city hopes to have the crosswalk project completed by the middle of next month.

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2 Comments

  1. RandyThu, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Carleton, is there enough foot traffic at that intersection to warrant that?

    The one place I think we need this is San Vicente and SMB. No other intersection has more pedestrian traffic, at least in the evening. They could even program it to only work as an “all way” stop in the evenings, when people are out and about.

  2. carleton croninMon, Sep 25, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Difficult to read the fine print. Are we getting any of those wonderful all-way crossings, the ones which stop traffic in all directions for one minute so pedestrians can get to the other side more easily? Such intersections as Melrose/Robertson, where there is no median are great spots to have 4-way crossings installed. My next dream is to will the Powerbal….

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