LADOT News

New Signal at Fletcher and Ripple

We were out in the Elysian Valley neighborhood last week installing a new left-turn signal on Fletcher and Ripple. Left turn signals are one of the most effective safety improvements for reducing crashes between turning vehicles and people crossing. The way it works allows for drivers to have a designated signal, usually a left turn arrow, that stops oncoming traffic to give drivers making a left turn the complete right of way. Later those crossing have an opportunity to cross with a walk signal while the left turn gets a red arrow. Safety improvements…

Los Angeles Wraps Up A Successful and Safe IX Summit Of The Americas

Last week, Los Angeles showed once again why we are a place that attracts people from across the world as leaders and dignitaries from across the Western Hemisphere gathered for a successful ninth Summit of the Americas. This was the first summit held within the United States since the first was held almost three decades ago in Miami. While we know the event had an impact on many Angeleno's commutes in the downtown area, we want to give a special shout-out to our LADOT Special Traffic Operations for safely securing…

Los Angeles Hosts The IX Summit Of The Americas: Traffic and Transit Impacts

This week Los Angeles welcomed the IX Summit of the Americas to Los Angeles. From June 6-10 world leaders will gather to focus on shared goals for the future. This is only the second time the United States has hosted since 1994 when the inaugural summit was held in Miami.

As Heads-of-State and diplomats from across the Western Hemisphere gather together, Angelenos should prepare for some traffic impacts including road closures and detours. It is advised that you avoid the Downtown Los Angeles area as…

LADOT’s top priority is ensuring the safety of our streets. This is especially critical for people when they are walking or rolling on our streets when they are most vulnerable and at the highest risk of serious injury and death in a traffic collision. To prioritize the use of our limited resources, we rely on a data-driven system that is informed and enhanced by the requests we receive directly from residents, and the expertise of our community partners, whom we engage with regularly. In 2021 alone, LADOT worked to install or improve hundreds of critical safety treatments across the city…

 

CITY OF LOS ANGELES TO HOST IX SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS, JUNE 6-10, 2022

Heads of state, diplomats from across the Western Hemisphere expected;
Angelenos should prepare for some impacts to local commute.

 

LOS ANGELES — The City of Los Angeles is privileged to host the Ninth Summit of the Americas from June 6-10, a gathering expected to include world leaders from throughout North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean. The Ninth Summit is only the second time the United States has hosted since 1994, when the inaugural summit was held…

 

New Signal And Crosswalk at Oxnard & Variel In Woodland Hills

Last week our LADOT crews were in Woodland Hills installing a new full traffic signal and crosswalk at the intersection of Onxnard and Variel. This brand new traffic light is an instance in which local business owners made a request for the improvement after observing a need for safety improvements at the intersection which was previously an All-Way stop. LADOT was able to work with CD3 to find the funding and expedite the project. LADOT works with…

Permanent Slow Streets Installations On The Way

We’re getting to work on making permanent upgrades to some slow streets networks. The program began during the pandemic to provide additional space for recreation within neighborhoods. While the original Slow Streets program used temporary materials, we are now working on making improvements permanent to calm traffic on neighborhood streets making it safer for residents to walk and bike. Over the weekend installation began in neighborhoods in Koreatown and Hollywood and more installations are on the way.

Treatments along Slow Streets…

Breaking Ground on Safety Improvements In Boyle Heights

LADOT joined Councilmember Kevin de Leon and the Bureau of Engineering for the groundbreaking of new pedestrian crossing safety enhancements coming to Olympic Blvd in Boyle Heights. These improvements were advocated for by the community and funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program.

The project includes one new flashing beacon to alert motorists of pedestrians crossing the road as well as curb extensions at the intersection of Camulos & Olympic where there is a transit stop to reduce the distance traveled and…

New Safety Features Installed On Foothill Blvd

LADOT recently began the installation of traffic safety improvements on Foothill Blvd from Sherman Grove Avenue to Apperson Street. These improvements include

13 high-visibility continental crosswalks at minor intersections and green conflict-zone striping to the existing bike lanes. The intersection at Foothill Blvd, Greenburn Ave, & Summitrose St has also been redesigned with new striping and reflective bollards to simplify traffic flow through the complex intersection. A left turn restriction from a busy driveway was…
Celebrating Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month

LADOT is proud to join in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month. L.A. is home to many immigrant and native-born communities with roots across Asia which have made countless contributions to the cultural fabric of our city. Follow along each week as we take a tour around the city and show you how LADOT can help you visit some notable sites demonstrating L.A.'s Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage.

Los Angeles' Department of Cultural Affairs has also compiled an excellent guide highlighting AAPI Heritage Month events happening…