Grand Opening: Soto Street Mission Road Improvement Project
Councilmember Huizar, the Bureau of Engineering and community members joined to celebrate the Grand Opening of the $20 million Soto Street Mission Road Improvement Project with a Ribbon Cutting and Pumpkin Patch for kids on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.
The first phase of the project involved a painstaking removal of the old Soto Street Bridge, which was originally designed as a rail line in the 1930s. It was converted into an automobile-only bridge in the 1960s, but its design created dangerous blind crossings and entrance and exit points in and around the bridge.
The reconfigured street has greatly increased safety by creating an at-grade design with two signalized intersections. One is at Mission Road and Soto Street at Supreme Court, and the other at Huntington North and Huntington South at Radium Drive to provide major north-south through traffic movement. Along with public art by Artist Michael Amescua, planted trees and ground cover, the new space is a welcomed sight in the community. Please join us in this great celebration for El Sereno, Rose Hills and Hillside Village residents!