$15 Million for Arts District Upgrades

DTLA - The Los Angeles Department of Public Works is getting $14.85 million from the state for pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements in the Arts District.

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The California Transportation Commission approved the funding, which comes from the state’s Active Transportation Programs. The money will be allocated in 2019 and 2021. The cash will pay for new, protected bike lanes and improving and widening sidewalks in the Arts District. There will also be new crosswalks and safety improvements at some intersections. The project area is bounded by Second, Seventh and Alameda streets and the Los Angeles River. The new paths would connect with the coming Sixth Street Viaduct replacement. The activity won’t come soon, however: The project is scheduled to start in 2020 and end in 2022.

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