Boyle Heights Gets its Traffic Light After 30 Years

By EGP News Report

Community members first requested a traffic light on Cesar Chavez Avenue and Fresno Street 30 years ago, when Art Snyder was still the councilman. Last Saturday, it was Councilman Jose Huizar who presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the long-awaited traffic light near Malabar Elementary School and the Evergreen Jogging Path.

Recent advocacy by 40-year resident Arturo Solis led to the installation of the light, after an initial effort went nowhere. LADOT at first approved a warning device crosswalk, but that was never installed due to budget cuts. A full traffic signal was finally approved using $250,000 in federal ARRA funds.

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May 24, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


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