The first project will reconstruct a 2.3-mile stretch of Roscoe Blvd. in Van Nuys
LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti today celebrated the launch of Complete Streets — a first-of-its-kind program to repair streets and install safety measures across Los Angeles.
Mayor Garcetti joined State Senator Bob Hertzberg and Councilwoman Nury Martinez to break ground on the first of six projects — a 2.3-mile stretch of Roscoe Boulevard from Woodman Avenue to the 405 Freeway.
“Every community deserves a vibrant main street they can be proud of — a street that is safe and smooth and reflects our city’s diversity and beauty,” said Mayor Garcetti. “From laying down new pavement to restoring sidewalks and increasing pedestrian safety, the Complete Streets program is one of many ways we’re transforming communities and commutes.”
The $8.6 million project will renew a 2.3-mile stretch of Roscoe Boulevard, repair damaged curbs and gutters, and install infrastructure to capture stormwater. LADOT Vision Zero work will include traffic signal improvements, bus stop relocations, and safety enhancements for cyclists and pedestrians. The project — which is expected to be complete next summer — is made possible by funding from the state’s SB-1 program and local funding generated by Measure M.
To maximize the effectiveness of Complete Streets, all projects will occur on the Vision Zero High Injury Network (HIN) Priority Corridors in areas that have demonstrated the greatest need for repair.
“Since being elected, I have fought to bring the Valley its fair share of city services. I’m excited that my district has been chosen to launch the first Complete Streets Project. These infrastructure upgrades are more than simple repairs and beautification, this important project is about saving lives,” said Councilwoman Nury Martinez. “Roscoe is one of the busiest streets in the City of Los Angeles and every day there are near misses, accidents and injuries. When this project is complete the pedestrians and motorists who utilize Roscoe through this section will be safer.”
The City’s Bureau of Engineering is leading the Complete Streets Program in partnership with the Department of Transportation (LADOT), the Bureaus of Street Services, Street Lighting, Contract Administration, and L.A. Sanitation.
“By bringing departments together, we are able to move more quickly from designing improvements to construction,” said Gary Lee Moore, City Engineer. “We expect this project to take one year to complete.”
All six projects will break ground in 2018, with completion dates ranging from mid-2019 to the summer of 2020. A full list of the projects is included in the table below.
Complete Streets: Project Scope and Schedule
1, 9, 10
8, 9, 15