ECHO PARK — Local business owners and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell gathered this morning as a flashing, warning beacon was installed on Sunset Boulevard as it bends over Glendale Boulevard.
The beacon is intended to warn eastbound motorists that they’re approaching a stop light around the curve at Lemoyne Street, where two crashes have taken place in recent months.
“This is a dangerous blind curve for oncoming traffic as well as pedestrians who frequent the businesses along this corridor,” O’Farrell said in a posting on the Council District 13 Facebook page. “The new signal will improve safety for everyone.”
In addition to the warning beacon, a new traffic signal and crosswalk is also planned a few blocks west for the “Mohawk Bend,” a stretch of Sunset that bends to the south near Mohawk Street. The city is also spending $215,000 to install a traffic signal at Echo Park and Laguna avenues next to Echo Park Lake. That signal is expected to start operating soon and be dedicated next month.
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