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Kiss Gridlock Goodbye...Ha!

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We have a friend who gets stuck in traffic so much that he has a pee bottle in his car. Maybe Operation Bottleneck, which begins today, will curb his urinary tract a bit:

Operation Bottleneck is a system of real-time traffic adjustments performed at the Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control Center (ATSAC) to address 35 of the busiest intersections throughout the city of Los Angeles. The system should reduce commuter wait time at the intersections by an average of 22 seconds and to improve travel time by 35%. - KABC

All 35 intersections are listed after the jump...35 Improved Intersections (includes both AM and PM hours)

1. 3rd St & Rossmore Avenue
2. Alvarado Street & Temple Street
3. Alvarado Street, Berkeley Avenue & Glendale Boulevard
4. Alvarado Street, Berkeley Avenue & Glendale Boulevard
5. Avenue San Luis, Calabasas Rd & Valley Circle Boulevard
6. Beaudry Avenue & Wilshire Boulevard
7. Beverly Boulevard & La Brea Avenue
8. Beverly Boulevard, Stanley Avenue & The Grove Drive
9. Cadillac Avenue & La Cienega Boulevard
10. Coldwater Cyn Avenue & Ventura Fwy E/B Ramps
11. Crenshaw Boulevard & MLK Jr Boulevard
12. De Longpre Avenue & Highland Avenue
13. Figueroa Street & Vernon Avenue
14. Highland Avenue & Hollywood Boulevard
15. Highland Avenue & Melrose Avenue
16. Hoover Street & Venice Boulevard
17. Jefferson Boulevard & La Cienega Boulevard
18. La Brea Avenue & Washington Boulevard
19. La Cienega Boulevard & Pico Boulevard
20. Lankershim Boulevard & Victory Boulevard
21. Laurel Canyon Boulevard & Ventura Boulevard
22. Lincoln Boulevard & Washington Boulevard
23. Long Beach Avenue & Washington Boulevard
24. National Boulevard & Westwood Boulevard
25. Olympic Boulevard & Soto Street
26. Pico Boulevard & Robertson Boulevard
27. Pico Boulevard & Westwood Boulevard
28. Roscoe Boulevard & San Diego Fwy S/B Ramps
29. Roscoe Boulevard & San Diego Fwy S/B Ramps
30. Roscoe Boulevard & Topanga Canyon Boulevard
31. Santa Monica Boulevard & Western Avenue
32. Sepulveda Boulevard & Sherman Way
33. Sepulveda Boulevard & Vanowen Street
34. Sepulveda Boulevard & Wilshire Boulevard
35. Veteran Avenue & Wilshire Boulevard

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