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Supervisor Hahn Green Lights New Traffic Signals and Safety Improvements in La Mirada

Los Angeles, CA—Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn and her colleagues on the Board of Supervisors voted to approve $1.6 million for traffic signal improvements in the City La Mirada and the unincorporated communities of Whittier and Hacienda Heights.

“The public’s safety is my highest priority as a representative of these communities,” said Supervisor Hahn. “My constituents in La Mirada, Whittier, and Hacienda Heights have long worried that these intersections are dangerous to themselves and their children. We are installing new signals at four intersections to both help with traffic congestion and make these intersections safer for the motorists and bicyclists who use these streets as well as the pedestrians who cross them.”

New signals will be installed at Santa Gertrudes Avenue and Silvergrove Drive on the boundary of the City of La Mirada and unincorporated East La Mirada, and at Leffingwell Road at Arroyo Drive where the City of La Mirada meets unincorporated South Whittier. Old signals will be replaced at the intersection of Colima Road at Leffingwell Road in unincorporated South Whittier. The fourth project, at the intersection of Hacienda Boulevard and Newton Street in unincorporated Hacienda Heights, will include replacement of old traffic signals, high-visibility crosswalks, pedestrian countdown signals, curb ramps, and ADA-compliant push buttons.

The City of La Mirada provided $420,000 for the two projects that share County jurisdiction. The remaining costs are financed by the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program, through County road funds.

Today’s Board approval begins the construction contract bidding process. Work on installing the traffic improvements should commence in June and be completed by September 2018.

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