Traffic Signal Synchronization Projects Planned for Streets in Six Local Cities

Supervisor Don Knabe announced plans today for a new Traffic Signal Synchronization Project throughout the Fourth District in the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, La Mirada, Long Beach and Whittier.

The project will synchronize 35 traffic signals on Artesia Boulevard between Alameda Street and Valley View Avenue; and 36 traffic signals located on Whittier Boulevard between Paramount Boulevard and Valley Home Avenue.

This project is part of the County’s ongoing program to enhance traffic flow and safety for drivers and pedestrians. Prior projects have shown travel times through these synchronized routes are reduced by as much as 24 percent during peak travel hours and as much as 29 percent during other periods of the day.

The project costs are estimated to be between $2.2 million and $2.6 million. The County Department of Public Works will call for bids on March 13, 2007 on a contract to perform the work.

The project is expected to take 150 working days, starting in September 2007 and ending in March 2008. Once work begins, all project streets may be reduced by one traffic lane, and a left-turn lane where existing, during daylight working hours. Local access will be maintained at all times.