West Hollywood has decided to put mobile lighted signs, typically used to warn drivers of closed streets or traffic congestion related to special events, at unlighted pedestrian crosswalks on Santa Monica Boulevard.
The city soon will be erecting those signs to warn drivers of closed streets associated with the Sunset Strip Music Festival, which will be help Sept. 20 and 21 on Sunset Boulevard. Lisa Belsanti, the city’s public information office manager said the additional signs will be installed on Santa Monica Boulevard as part of that process.
The City Council on Monday asked city staffers to develop a plan for installing stop lights at pedestrian crosswalks on Santa Monica Boulevard that would be synchronized with traffic lights. That plan will be discussed at a joint meeting of the city’s Transportation and Public Safety commissions on Sept. 15 and then presented to the Council for approval on Oct. 6. The mobile lighted signs are a temporary safety measure until the permanent lights can be installed.