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LAX Area to Get Faster Moving Traffic?

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Mayor Villaraigosa speaks at a press conference with Councilman Bill Rosendahl and LADOT General Manager behind him | Photo by Tyrone D. Washington, Mayor's Office

Have you seen these signs attached to signal poles around the city? It's part of the city's synchronized traffic light system and today, the latest one, the $6.9 million Westchester/LAX Signal Sync System, was put into operation.

“Today, we are giving commuters here on the Westside the green light,” said Mayor Villaraigosa. “This new synchronization project has sync’ed more than 130 signals on some of the Westside’s most congested streets, and as a result, commuters are going to see traffic flow.”

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The area the system will work within encompasses 136 traffic signals within a 13 square mile area bounded by Howard Hughes Parkway to the north, La Cienega Boulevard to the east, Imperial Highway to the south and Vista del Mar to the west. Villaraigosa says drivers will experience faster moving traffic and reduced traffic delays of up to 15%. Nine left turn signals and two traffic information message signs were also installed.

If you live or frequently drive in that area, let us know how it goes.