Richard Garland with WeHo’s Public Works/Engineering Division gave residents an update on several projects in the works this week.
The LED streetlight project is finished, replacing all high-pressure sodium street lights and cutting electricity consumption by 50 percent.
New roadway warning lights — the strings of flashing yellow lights used to cross streets — are beings installed at crosswalks on Santa Monica Blvd.’s intersections with Greenacre Ave. and Poinsettia Place.
New traffic signals will be installed on Santa Monica Blvd. at Fire Station No. 8 which is at Spaulding Ave. and on Fountain Ave. at Buena Place.
Improvements are being planned for the intersection of Fountain and Gardner by installing left turn arrows on the traffic signal and providing left turn lanes on Gardner.
A median will be installed on Fountain Ave. at the Curson intersection to prevent left turns at that intersection and thereby improve traffic safety.
The colored globes that adorn the west side of Santa Monica Blvd. are coming to the Eastside, too, from La Vista to La Brea.