NEWS FROM DON KNABE
Supervisor, Fourth District
County of Los Angeles
822 Hahn Hall of Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David A. Sommers
(213) 453-6446 (cell)
TRAFFIC CONGESTION RELIEF COMES TO THE CITIES OF HERMOSA BEACH, REDONDO BEACH AND TORRANCE
LOS ANGELES, February 9, 2010 – The County of Los Angeles has completed the construction of a Traffic Signal Synchronization Project in the Fourth District cities of Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance Supervisor Don Knabe announced today.
The $2.1 million project was financed with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grant Funds and Proposition C Local Return Funds, and focused on coordinating the timing of signals on Anita Street/190th Street/Victoria Avenue from Pacific Coast Highway to Wilmington Avenue; Normandie Avenue from El Segundo Boulevard to 170th Street; and on Torrance Boulevard from Pacific Coast Highway to Main Street.
This project is part of the County’s ongoing Traffic Signal Synchronization Program to enhance traffic flow and safety for drivers and pedestrians. Estimates show this Program, which has synchronized over 2,300 intersections on 81 routes to date, has reduced travel times by as much as 29 percent, and has saved motorists, on an annual basis: $387 million in vehicle costs, 26.3 million travel hours, 32.6 million gallons of fuel, and 11,400 tons of pollutants.
“It is important that we constantly look for ways to reduce congestion and improve the flow of traffic on our roads,” said Supervisor Knabe. “By synchronizing these traffic signals, both the residents of these cities and the nearby unincorporated County areas that travel these routes will benefit.”
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