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30 New Left Turn Arrows in 30 (Business) Days

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View Larger Map NOTE: One approach equals one left turn signal, some intersections have more then one new left turn arrow. One left turn signal can cost up to $80,000.

Mayor Villaraigosa is making sure his recent replacement at the Department of Transportation is a good choice. Today, they announced the 30/30 program:

LADOT will install and activate 30 left turn arrows in 30 business days at some of the City's most congested and bottlenecked intersections. LADOT will complete installation of these signals by Monday, December 3. Designed to improve the flow of traffic and improve safety on City streets, the 30/30 plan will cut excessive wait times at left turn pockets, decrease traffic collisions by up to 66 percent and reduce commute times for LA drivers. The new signals will be placed at intersections throughout the San Fernando Valley, on the Westside and near the Airport. [via a Mayor's Office press release]

"This 30/30 initiative will fundamentally transform the way traffic flows through the City's major corridors and intersections," Mayor Villaraigosa said today. "This bold and innovative program attacks the problem of traffic head-on and represents the opening bell in our race to reduce congestion." This will make 219 new left turn arrows since Villaraigosa took office.
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