LADOT News

Los Angeles Celebrates African American Heritage Month

In February, the City of Los Angeles celebrates African American Heritage Month. This month we will be highlighting various people and places significant to Los Angeles African American heritage as well as events that celebrate the extensive contributions of the African American community to the lives we live today.

First up, this week on Friday, join Mayor Karen Bass for the City's virtual opening ceremony for African American Heritage Month. See the full list of participants and honorees, here. …

Groundbreaking For A New Traffic Improvement In The NE Valley With More To Come

This week LADOT joined Councilmember Monica Rodriguez for a groundbreaking for a new pedestrian hybrid beacon at the intersection of Haddon Avenue and Paxton Street which is the first in a series of improvements for 9 different intersections in the NE Valley. LADOT was granted close to $3 million in Federal funding for the NE Valley Traffic Improvements and Mobility Project. The improvements at the 9 different intersections include: 

7 intersections will receive Ped Hybrid Beacons…

Los Angeles Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the 38th Annual Kingdom Day Parade

This week Los Angeles held the 38th annual Kingdom Day parade in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This parade is the largest and longest-running MLK Day celebration in the nation and made possible thanks to the work of LADOT Traffic Officers and Special Traffic Operations personnel working alongside community members, civic leaders, and city residents. Thousands turned out to celebrate and honor the life of the civil rights leader and activist. The 3-mile parade was stretches from…

 

LADOT Responds to Heavy Rain to Support Safe Travel Across the City

Over the past week, LA experienced more heavy rain storms which resulted in flooding, debris flows, and road closures at various points throughout the city. Traffic officers alongside Special Traffic Operations and partner agencies have responded to emergency events over the past week to ensure the safety of residents and road users.

Commuters should be aware of a long-term road closure in place on Mulholland Drive extending…

Following last week's storm event and in preparation for further storm activity, LADOT has implemented road closures on Mulholland Drive between Laurel Canyon Blvd and Coldwater Canyon Drive. Traffic Officers are deployed to assist residents within the closure area to navigate safely. Commuters are advised to avoid the area and to heed signage and Traffic Officer instructions if traveling near closure points.

Closures will remain in place until further notice to allow crews to assess and repair storm damage.

 

Happy New Year! Travel Safely During the LA Rain

Happy new year Los Angeles! We hope your 2023 is off to a good start. With a historic winter storm reaching Los Angeles this week, we wish to remind all Angelenos of the need for safety on LA streets.

Drivers should exercise extreme caution on the roadway, drive slowly with headlights on, and leave extra space between themselves and the vehicles being followed. A vehicle should never attempt to cross a flooded area as a vehicle stall or lose control in as little as 6 inches of water. Wind may cause debris to fall in the…

Mayor Karen Bass Visits LADOT Parking Enforcement Roll Call

This morning Mayor Karen Bass attended LADOT's Southern District Parking Enforcement and Traffic Control Division roll call to meet with frontline personnel, take questions, and discuss how our department fits in with her citywide, proactive approach to addressing the homelessness crisis. LADOT Traffic Officers provide critical support in protecting neighborhood quality of life and supporting emergency response. The meeting allowed the city's new mayor to share her priorities directly with the city's frontline staff…

Los Angeles Awarded $200 Million+ In Grant Awards For Active Transportation Projects

Multiple active transportation projects in Los Angeles are receiving funding after the city was awarded state grants for 6 different projects totaling over $200 million. The grants were approved by a vote of the  California Transportation Commission as part of the State of California's Active Transportation program which supports transformative transportation projects that encourage transportation through active modes such as walking, biking, and taking transit.

The six projects stretch…

The City of Los Angeles is set to receive over $200 million in Active Transportation Program (ATP) grants following a vote on Wednesday by the California Transportation Commission (CTC). The ATP grants fund transformative transportation projects that support and encourage transportation through active modes such as walking, biking, and taking transit by making streets safer and more accessible to people traveling by these means.

“Our mission is to build a city that has safe, affordable, and sustainable transportation options for all residents in all neighborhoods…

LADOT Cuts the Ribbon on Centinela Great Street

This week, LADOT joined Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mike Bonin, and the Del Rey community for the ribbon cutting of the Centinela Great Street at Greene Ave and Centinela Ave. The Great Streets program works collaboratively between residents, businesses, and city departments to improve the built environment of neighborhoods to support the economic development of communities. Heart of Del Rey, the Del Rey Neighborhood Council, and business owners and residents, prioritized this crossing as a high need for the community and…