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On the Road to LAX: Sepulveda Blvd. in Westchester Gets a Redo

Sepulveda Boulevard as seen this morning | Photo by Michelle Vargas/City of LA
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The two-plus year, $8.9-million project along Sepulveda Boulevard in Westchester has finally been completed, officials announced today. As one of the main access routes to LAX, Sepulveda in Westchester was (and sometimes still can be) a headache for commuters, travelers and locals. The project between Lincoln and Howard Hughes Parkway brought improved sidewalks, landscaped medians, upgraded streetlights, new shrubbery, 193 new trees, a storm drain and catch basins. It also widened the street to three lanes in each direction with a street parking lane in the business district.

“We are pleased to present a more drivable and business-friendlier Sepulveda Boulevard to the Westchester community,” said City Engineer Lee Moore, who oversaw the project.

Before the redo, the six lanes in the business district really acted like four because of street parking. And the new storm drain and catch basins should reduce flooding at the artery's intersection with 89th, where when it rained, it got messy.

“This project not only benefits business in the area but the entire Westchester community
with better traffic flow, more parking, as well as a cleaner and greener downtown Westchester," exclaimed Councilman Bill Rosendahl. Now, if only he could get light rail to the airport ASAP.