Crosswalks on Santa Monica: Sidewalks and Street Signs to be Replaced

The City of West Hollywood is continuing its installation of four pedestrian crosswalks with traffic lights on Santa Monica Boulevard. The city expects to have the project, which began July 10, completed this month.

This past week, the contractor continued working on the new traffic signals by installing the new traffic signal poles, signal gear, and cable. Southern California Edison completed the vault conduit connections and the meter service pedestals were installed. Traffic detection loops and striping were installed at night.

Synchronized traffic lights installed at the crosswalk at Santa Monica Boulevard at Westmount.

This coming week the contractor will have daily lane closures in the immediate work areas between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. To accommodate the construction, parking meters in the immediate work area may have “Temporary No Parking” signs on them. Also, the crosswalk at Santa Monica Boulevard and Palm Avenue will remain closed until the new intersection is operational.

Here’s what’s scheduled for each day:

— Monday and Tuesday: The contractor will replace concrete sidewalks, install street name signs and other signage at various locations throughout the work area.

— Wednesday through Friday: The contractor will install the new traffic signal controller cabinets at all four intersections.

The city has hired the company Michael Baker International to oversee and inspect the project. Questions and concerns that can be resolved in the field shall be directed to Javier Barrientos at (818) 629-3500 or Kieler Smith at (949) 892-8330. Hany Demitri of the City of West Hollywood’s Public Works Department is overseeing the contractor and construction management for the City. He can be reached in the office at (323) 848-6507.

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5 years ago

Contractor on this job. The street is uneven and it’s going to be a pothole nightmare after the first rain. Did the City skimp costs on this hence the delay??

Brian McKinnley
Brian McKinnley
5 years ago

Why has this taken so long? 3-4 months to install a few stop lights? This has been tying up traffic for months. Most days i’ve seen no work being done and on days when work was happening it reduces Santa Monica Boulevard to one lane during rush hour. Our city can afford to expedite these projects. This snails pace has been an embarrassment to our city. Do better city council!

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