A 2.3-mile Roscoe Boulevard street-upgrade project was completed Tuesday, the first of the city’s six planned Complete Streets pedestrian, roadway and safety improvement efforts.
The Complete Streets Program is designed to make roads and rights-of-way safer through various improvements efforts, according to the city Bureau of Engineering, which is leading the project.
“This project transformed a busy and deteriorated 2.3-mile-long section of Roscoe Boulevard into a safer thoroughfare for pedestrians, bikes, buses and cars,” said Gary Lee Moore, the city engineer. “It is now a community amenity, not just a street.”
One year ago, Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Councilwoman Nury Martinez celebrated the groundbreaking of the stretch of Roscoe from Woodman Avenue to the San Diego (405) Freeway.
The $8.6 million project on Roscoe repaired damaged curbs and gutters and installed infrastructure to capture stormwater, according to the bureau. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s Vision Zero program added traffic signal improvements, relocated bus stops and installed safety enhancements for cyclists and pedestrians.
According to Garcetti’s office, the five other projects will be on portions of Venice Boulevard, Main Street, Temple Street, Reseda Boulevard and Avalon Boulevard. All of the projects are expected to be completed by mid-2020, with a total cost of $79.8 million that will repair more than 125 lane miles.
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