After many months of debate and meetings, city workers next week will begin the work of restriping Colorado Boulevard to make more room for cyclists and less room for motor vehicles.
The changes are part of a program to improve safety, slow down traffic and create a more pedestrian-friend environment along Colorado Boulevard, where now three lanes of traffic flow in each direction through much of Eagle Rock. Councilman Jose Huizar, in an email newsletter today, provided details about what motorists and cyclists can expect next week on Colorado Boulevard:
On the night of September 23rd, contractors will begin removal of the current lane striping on Colorado Boulevard. On Tuesday, September 24th, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will begin working behind the contractor to stripe in the bike lanes and add the necessary pavement markings. Most work will be completed at night time, and the installations are scheduled to be done by Friday, October 4th.
The traffic and streetscape improvements on Colorado also include new crosswalks at El Rio and Glen Iris avenues, and the addition of flashing warning lights at the existing Hermosa Avenue crosswalk and the two new crosswalks.