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Los Angeles Plan To Reduce Serious Traffic Crashes

Los Angeles Plan To Reduce Serious Traffic Crashes

By Anthony Alaniz

Los Angeles police presented a plan before the L.A. Police Commission in hopes of reducing the number of fatal and serious injury traffic collisions in the city by 10 percent this year.

“I think anything is attainable,” Tyler Izen, L.A. police union president, said in an interview with Southern California Public Radio. “It might require much more than the Los Angeles Police Department. It might require every citizen out there. It might require all of us to give up our phones while we’re in the car.”

Already, about 110 officers have been asked to voluntarily move to traffic enforcement assignments at one of the department’s four bureaus across the city in an effort to help reduce those types of crashes.

“The bottom line is this: When I lose friends who are police officers or family members – when I lose them to traffic collisions – it is no less a loss than when I lose them to violence,” Izen said in an interview with Southern California Public Radio.

Source: SCPR

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Los Angeles Residents Prepare for Freeway Closures

By Bmamlyuk (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

This weekend the 60 Freeway in Industry, California will be closed during a 55-hour period. The closures will begin Friday night and will likely cause traffic in the San Gabriel Valley.

The closures have been deemed “Summer Slam” by Caltrans. Lanes in both directions will be closed between the Nogales Street and Fullerton Road exits. This is due to necessary pavement rehabilitation work.

On Friday starting at 10:00 p.m., three westbound lanes will be closed until 5:00 a.m. Monday. The entire westbound side of the 60 Freeway will be shut down between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Saturday and Monday mornings.

These improvements are being implemented for safety reasons, according to Caltrans. The closures will continue for an additional three non-consecutive weekends until August 26.

The other closures include:

Friday, July 26 from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 29 two lanes will be closed on the westbound 60.

Friday, August 9 from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 12 three lanes will be closed on the eastbound 60.

Friday, August 23, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 26 two lanes will be closed on the eastbound 60.

Full freeway closures will occur during the above-mentioned weekends from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. On Saturdays and Mondays.

Assuming that everything, including weather, permits the closures, they are expected to occur at the planned times.

Prepare your travels accordingly to avoid heavy traffic jams and detour routes.