Can Traffic Improve Along 5 Miles of La Cienega Boulevard?
85.000 vehicles travel the southern portion of La Cienega Boulevard everyday, making it one of the traveled surface streets in the region. From the 10 freeway to 405 freeway, the critical five-mile artery can be its own traffic hell for commuters and the adjoining residents of Los Angeles, Culver City, unincorporated Ladera Heights and Inglewood.
Originally intended to be a freeway, over three miles of the boulevard is already a divided grade-separated roadway. Government agencies, with SCAG in the lead, are hoping to improve traffic flow through a variety of methods like medians, turn lanes and better traffic signal coordination. But the biggest possible solutions might come with changing the face of six intersections. Overpass or underpass lanes for through traffic at Fairfax, Rodeo, Stock and La Tijera, Centinela and Fairview are what's being examined.