Supervisor Hahn Announces Traffic Improvements along Mines Blvd in Unincorporated West Whittier
West Whittier, CA— Supervisor Janice Hahn has announced proposed traffic improvements along Mines Blvd. in unincorporated West Whittier. The pilot project aims to reduce dangerous speeding and increase pedestrian safety while preserving traffic flow. Plans were announced by Supervisor Hahn’s office and the County Department of Public Works to local residents at a community meeting Wednesday night and include a traffic circle, traffic signal, curb extensions, and new crosswalks.
“Residents up and down Mines Boulevard wanted something done to prevent reckless speeding in their neighborhood,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “I appreciate our Department of Public Works for finding a solution that will discourage speeding without causing traffic backup or congestion.”
The plan presented Wednesday includes a “mini-roundabout” at the intersection of Gretna Avenue and Mines Boulevard to slow traffic as well as curb extensions to make pedestrians attempting to use the crosswalk more visible. Curb extensions and new pedestrian crossing markings will also be added to the intersection of Mines Boulevard and Sorensen Avenue. These projects are on a pilot basis that will test their effectiveness before being made permanent. Improvements are set to be installed this winter.
The Department of Public Works also announced plans to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Mines Blvd and Glengarry Avenue in the summer of 2019.
Click HERE to see diagrams of the pilot projects as well as the planned traffic signal.