Nearly three years after the death of Clint Bounds led to protests in City crosswalks over pedestrian safety, the City of West Hollywood is finally starting to make major improvements to crosswalks in Boystown.

According to a Councilmember John D’Amico on Facebook, construction begins Monday:

WEHO is moving forward with installing the signalized crosswalks on Santa Monica Boulevard.

The City has contracted with Sully-Miller Company, to make traffic signal improvements on Santa Monica Blvd. Over the next three months, beginning on Monday, July 10, 2017, the contractor will be installing signalized pedestrian crosswalks at the intersections of Santa Monica Blvd./Palm Ave; Santa Monica Blvd./Hancock Ave; Santa Monica Blvd./Westmount Dr.; and Santa Monica Blvd./West Knoll Dr. The project scope will also include the reconfiguration of median islands to accommodate new roadway crossings and turn lanes. The work will require the installation of new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, ADA curb ramps, Asphalt Concrete pavement, traffic signs, traffic striping and pavement markings. The City has retained the services of Michael Baker International to provide full-time inspection.

Due to median construction work, one travel lane may be closed on Santa Monica Blvd. in both directions between Palm Ave & West Knoll Dr.

Alternate routes are recommended and some delays should be expected. Metered street parking may be periodically unavailable during the course of construction.

Three Changeable Message Signs with project information have been activated to give motorists an advance notice of the upcoming work and letters have been distributed to all residents and businesses in the immediate vicinity of the project. Staff will work diligently to mitigate any impacts of the construction activities.

Questions? Call 323-848-6507

Combined with ongoing construction along Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, it might make sense to stick to Sunset Boulevard for the next few months!