Los Angeles Planning Its First Roundabout

Traffic engineers in the Los Angeles Department of Transportation are finalizing plans for a roundabout in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights at a notorious intersection known as Cinco Puntos.

Plans to convert the intersections of Cesar Chavez Avenue, Indiana Street, and Lorena Street into a roundabout on the Eastside of Los Angeles have been under consideration since 2001, even gaining funding from the county’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to the tune of $6.8 million in an earlier iteration.

Now the city’s Department of Transportation is moving forward with a plan to build “an oval median about 145-feet long and and 115-feet wide” at the dangerous intersection, according to Tony Cella. Once engineering plans are approved, the city will proceed with the property acquisition necessary to build the project—a process expected to take about two years.

Full Story: City says Boyle Heights traffic roundabout is moving in the right direction

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