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The 60 Worst Intersections in LA

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Every fiscal year, the city studies the worst intersections in order to see what fixes they can make to immediately improve them. The program, called Operation Bottleneck, entered its fourth phase today. It will give drivers at the busy intersections more green signal time, that is if you're driving on the busier thoroughfare. If you're not, you're probably looking at more red time.

Phases I through III made technical adjustments. Phase IV adds the "human element," as John Fisher, a Department of Transportation (DOT) Asst. General Manager, explained to Steve Hymon at the Bottleneck Blog. "We're adding the human element to tackle the most congested intersections in the city. And as you know, ATSAC [that's the city's computer system that oversees traffic signals] operates 75 percent of the signals within the city, and we're using the human element to take it one step further."

The list of intersections is below with the first ten already completed, according to DOT records. Do you drive any of them? Notice anything lately?

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1. Lankershim Bl & Victory Bl*
2. Lincoln Bl & Rose Av*
3. Lincoln Bl & Venice Bl*
4. National Bl, National Pl & Overland Av*
5. Barham Bl, Cahuenga Bl East, Coral Dr & Hollycrest Dr*
6. Beverly Glen Bl & Sunset Bl (East I/S)*
7. Centinela Av, Marina Fwy W/B Ramps & Sanford St*
8. Monte Mar Dr & Motor Dr*
9. Beachwood Dr & Franklin Av*
10. Figuroa St & Slauson Av*
11. Rose Av & Walgrove Av
12. Sepulveda Bl & Vanowen St
13. Sherman Wy & Winnetka Av
14. 3rd St & Fairfarx Av
15. Colby Av & Santa Monica Bl
16. Devonshire St & Topanga Canyon Bl
17. Hillhurst Av & Los Feliz Bl
18. Arlington Av & Santa Monica Fwy W/B Ramps
19. Franklin Av & Vermont Av
20. Lincoln Bl & Mindanao Wy
21 Adams Bl & Habor Fwy N/B Off-ramp
22. Barrington Av & Wilshire Bl
23. Beverly Bl & Vermont Av
24. Blackwelder St, Fairfax Av & La Cienega Bl
25. Hollywood Bl & Laurel Canyon Bl
26. La Cienega Bl & La Tijera Bl
27. Olympic Bl & Vermont Av
28. Crenshaw Bl & Washington Bl
29. Purdue Av & Santa Monica Bl
30. Sunset Bl & Wilton Pl
31. Crenshaw Bl & Washington Bl
32. Franklin Av & Highland Av
33. Gothrie Av & La Cienega Bl
34. Haskell Av & San Diego Fwy S/B Ramps
35. Highland Av & Hollywood Bl
36. Highland Av & Odin St
37. Jefferson Bl & La Brea Av
38. Laurel Canyon Bl & Ventura Bl
39. Laurel Canyon Bl & Ventura Pl
40. Motor Av & National Bl
41. National Bl & Robertson Bl
42. National Bl, Overland Av & Santa Monica Fwy W/B Ramps
43. Roscoe Bl & Van Nuys Bl
44. San Diego Fwy S/B Ramps, Sepulveda Bl & Skirball Center Dr
45. Santa Monica Fwy W/B Ramps & Vermont Av
46. Veteran Av & Wilshire Bl
47. 1st St & Vermont Av
48. 3rd St & Vermont Av
49. 6th St & Vermont Bl
50. Argyle Av, Dix St, Franklin Av & Hollywood Fwy N/B On-ramp
51. Beverly Center Dwy & La Cienega Bl
52. Burbank Bl, Lankershim Bl & Tujunga Av
53. Centinela Av & Santa Monica Fwy W/B Ramps
54. Coldwater Canyon Av & Ventura Fwy E/B Ramps
55. Fountain Av & Orange Dr
56. Franklin Av & Gower St
57. Hyperion Av & Rowena Av
58. Olympic Bl & Purdue Av
59. Abbot Kinney Bl & Venice Bl
60. Barham Bl & Cahuenga Bl West

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