Supervisor Don Knabe unveiled new street signs this week that will be placed throughout the unincorporated community of East Whittier. The upgrades are part of a project currently underway by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
The project is part of a Countywide program to increase the visibility of street name signs along roadways with speed limits of 30 mph or greater. These new signs will have larger lettering and will be easier to read at night, increasing safety and mobility on the major streets of the East Whittier community.
The signs will include the community name along with the Los Angeles County Seal as a symbol of community unity already strong in East Whittier. Over 114 signs will be installed along the major streets in the community.
Supervisor Knabe was joined by Whittier-area community leader Jean Wall to unveil an installed sign at the intersection of Tigrina Avenue and Imperial Highway on August 27. Public Works expects to complete this project by end of fall 2008.