As a part of the City of West Hollywood’s efforts to consistently improve pedestrian safety, new signals will be installed at four pedestrian crosswalks on Santa Monica Boulevard. The crosswalk signalization project is part of the Engineering component of a three-part plan for pedestrian safety – Engineering, Education, and Enforcement – which was approved by the West Hollywood City Council in 2014.
The new signalized pedestrian crosswalks will be synchronized with the existing traffic signals on Santa Monica Blvd which will improve traffic flow and reduce congestion. This will also make it easier to cross the street because cars are required to stop and pedestrians are given enough time to get to the other side. The new signals will provide pedestrians with regular intervals to cross the boulevard, and reduce conflict between cars and people. The City has already successfully installed a signalized crosswalk on Santa Monica Blvd east of Fairfax Avenue (between Orange Grove Ave and Ogden Street).
For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s efforts to ensure pedestrian safety and to brush-up on safety tips for pedestrians, please visit www.weho.org/pedestriansafety.
Work area: Santa Monica Blvd, between West Knoll Drive and Palm Avenue.
Work hours: Mondays-Fridays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Project duration: Approximately 3 months. Construction began on Monday, July 10, 2017.
Lane Closures: Periodic lane closures will occur on Santa Monica Blvd, however at least 1 travel lane will remain open in each direction, while the contractor is doing the work. Expect delays in getting through the area or use alternate routes. When possible the contractor will not close down the lanes on Santa Monica Blvd until 9:00 am and will reopen the travel lanes by 4:00 pm. This will help with the morning and afternoon commutes. Unfortunately for the next few weeks the contractor will have 1 lane closed to construct median islands between West Knoll Drive and Palm Avenue.
Parking Meters: To accommodate the construction, parking meters in the immediate work area may be signed with Temporary No Parking. Signs will be posted 24 hours in advance.
Crosswalk Closure: The crosswalk on Santa Monica Blvd at Westmount Dr. will be closed while the median island is reconfigured.
Businesses are open during construction: EAT! SHOP! PLAY! West Hollywood. Please support our local businesses throughout the construction of this project.