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School route website gets update

Posted: October 14, 2010 5:37 p.m.
Updated: October 15, 2010 5:37 p.m.
 

The County Public Works Department's popular "Suggested Pedestrian Route to School" website is about to get a major facelift.

The website features maps that show preferred locations for student pedestrians to cross highways where marked crosswalks, traffic signals and/or crossing guards are provided.

The department will redesign the school route maps to make them more user-friendly to parents and teachers.

Funded by a $500,000 federal grant, the redesign will also include traffic controls and crossing guard service updates.

The department is hopeful that maps will ultimately be available for all 180 public elementary schools within the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

During the update, parents and school officials can continue to access the website to obtain existing maps at ladpw.org/tnl/schoolroute.

Since 1999, the department has used program funding to make improvements, including crosswalks beacons, speed limit signs, new sidewalks, and new traffic signals. Department engineers are also available to assist the community with other concerns, such as traffic conditions around neighborhood schools at arrival and dismissal times.

Persons seeking more information on these engineering services can call the Traffic and Lighting Division at (626) 300-4708 or submit their request through the department's website at dpw.lacounty.gov/contact.

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