LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Councilman Gil Cedillo gathered with schoolchildren Monday at the intersection of North Broadway and Hancock streets in Lincoln Heights for the installation of a new traffic signal to improve safety.
The city requested a study of the intersection that showed more than 5,000 vehicles travel through daily. According to LAPD data, there has been 11 accidents resulting in injury in the past five years that involved four vehicle versus vehicle accidents, four vehicle versus pedestrian accidents and three vehicle versus bicyclist accidents. Lincoln Heights has its history of dangerous intersections, especially on Broadway.
Cedillo’s office, along with the Department of Transportation, found the funding to design and install the signal.