MTA Outlines Plan to Synchronize Traffic Signals

The MTA is leading a program to synchronize 17 traffic signals on Sepulveda Boulevard in West Los Angeles and Culver City to enable commuters to travel faster on an alternate route to the San Diego Freeway.

Scheduled for next summer, the $750,000 project is being underwritten mostly by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with additional funding from Culver City and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

The project is expected to result in a 12% increase in traffic speeds, a 30% reduction in stops, a 10% decrease in pollution emissions and a 9% reduction in fuel use, MTA spokeswoman Marion Mackenzie said. It is also expected to increase traffic capacity 7%, she said.

Lights to be synchronized run from Centinela Avenue north to Lucerne Avenue, she said. The lights will be centrally controlled and adjusted for rush-hour traffic.

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