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Bureau of Engineering Breaks Ground on Reseda Boulevard Improvement

LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2018) – This morning, Mayor Eric Garcetti helped celebrate the launch of the Complete Streets Program, the City’s new, integrated approach to street repairs and Vision Zero safety measures across Los Angeles.

Mayor Garcetti, along with other elected officials and community residents, were at the site of the program’s first project, the 2.3-mile reconstruction of Roscoe Blvd. from Woodman Avenue to the 405 Freeway. The $7.7 million project is fully funded by the state’s new SB-1 program, which was approved by California voters in 2017 to rebuild the state’s crumbling transportation infrastructure."

"With the funding the City is getting from SB-1, the State gas tax, and our new Complete Streets Program in place, the City is now ready to rebuild our streets to the highest safety standards in an integrated way,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our departments are working together to deliver all the elements that make a street “complete.”

The Road Repair and Accountability Act (SB-1) was passed by California voters in 2017. The measure will fund $54 billion in road, freeway and bridge repairs over the next decade and put more dollars toward transit and safety.

“Complete streets are not just paved streets,“ said Mayor Garcetti. “They are streets that create safer transit for their communities through ADA-compliant sidewalks, better lighting, safer pedestrian crossings, bike lanes, stormwater capture and much more. And, of course, a smoother road, free of potholes.”

The City’s Bureau of Engineering is leading the Complete Streets Program, in partnership with the Department of Transportation (LADOT) and Bureaus of Street Services, Street Lighting, Contract Administration, LA Sanitation.

“By bringing departments together, we are able to move more quickly from designing improvements to construction,” said Gary Lee Moore, City Engineer. “We expect this project to take one year to complete.”

“The most important thing we can do in our city is to use this critical SB-1 funding to reduce traffic-related deaths,” added Mayor Garcetti. “Vision Zero is helping us get there, as we do everything we can to make our streets safer for those who use them.”

The project will reconstruct sections of pavement, slurry-coat the entire 2.3 miles of street, repair damaged curb and gutter, and install green street elements, such as bioswales to capture stormwater. The LADOT Vision Zero work includes traffic signal improvements, bus stop relocation, bicycle treatments, curb extensions and related traffic improvements.