Upgraded School Crossing Zones Coming to Whittier and Hacienda Heights

Supervisor Don Knabe announced today that advanced solar powered school zone flashers will soon be installed by the County of Los Angeles near several school sites in the Fourth District.

The six sites in Whittier and Hacienda Heights are part of a project by the Department of Public Works to upgrade crossing signals at 31 separate schools across the County. The total cost for the project is $455,700 and will be paid by State transportation grant funding under the Safe Routes to School Program.

The project locations will be along Colima Road near Grazide Elementary in Hacienda Heights and in Whittier at Norwalk Boulevard near Katherine Edwards Middle School, Mills Avenue near McKibben Elementary, Mulberry Drive near Mulberry Elementary, Workman Mill Road at Wallen Andrews Elementary and Norwalk Boulevard at West Whittier Elementary.

All of the upgrades will include solar powered school zone flashers. Construction is expected to begin in early December and be complete within 40 days.

This project is a positive win from two angles, said Supervisor Knabe. Our children will have access to safer routes for crossing busy intersections and we are using renewable energy to make it happen.