Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu announced Thursday that the Bureau of Street Services will soon begin repaving portions of Sixth Street between La Brea and Fairfax avenues in advance of planned roadway improvements.
The road work in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood is scheduled to begin Saturday and will cause some street closures in the area, but will ultimately result in the installation of left hand turn pockets, continental crosswalks, the extension of the single eastbound traffic lane from Fairfax Avenue to Curson Avenue, and the extension of red curbs to increase visibility for north and southbound traffic, Ryu’s office said.
More than 700 residents responded to a community survey released by released by Ryu in October.
“After much discussion with the community and receiving over 700 responses to our Sixth Street survey, I’m glad to see this work to improve traffic safety on Sixth Street begin,” Ryu said. “These sensible improvements will save lives, and are a direct response to the kinds of accidents we have been seeing on Sixth Street.”
Repaving will begin on Saturday, starting at Sixth Street and Fairfax Avenue. Both east and westbound lanes of Sixth Street will be closed between Fairfax and Hauser Boulevard on Saturday and Sunday between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to complete the first half of the work, Ryu’s office said.
The intersection of Sixth Street and Fairfax Avenue will remain open.
On Jan. 20-21, both lanes of Sixth Street between Hauser Boulevard and La Brea Avenue will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to complete the second half of the work, Ryu’s office said.
Following the repaving, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation will be restriping and installing road improvements, including continental crosswalks at seven intersections along Sixth Street between Fairfax and La Brea.
Further improvements have not yet been scheduled, but will be coming to that portion of Sixth Street in 2018, Ryu’s office said.