Mulholland Highway Scenic Corridor Phase III Project
Mulholland Highway between Paul Revere
Drive and Mulholland Drive and from Declaration Avenue to
June 12, 2015
||Pauline Rubio Brownell,
The Measure R Mulholland Highway corridor
Phase III project will improve traffic safety along the corridor in
the following ways:
Corridor Traffic Calming
The use of a wide landscaped traffic median will help slow vehicles
with more narrow traffic lanes, narrow traffic lanes to help reduce
vehicular speed and provide refuge islands for people crossing the
Intersection Safety Improvements The
benefits achieved by narrowing of the traffic lanes also help safety
at the intersections. Defining the different users
right-of-way within an intersection promotes safer traffic operation
at it. The signing and striping designed in this project
segregates the modes and helps minimized conflicts between them
Improved School Drop-Off Areas
Drop-off/Pick-up area will be separated from through traffic in the
area with landscaped median islands and intersection bulb-outs and
located nearer to the school.
Pedestrian and Bicycle
Improvements Access to
bicycle and pedestrian facilities will be improved, eliminating a
pedestrian gap closures on the north side of Mulholland Highway,
across from Gelsons. and replacing the existing asphalt shoulder
areas that are currently used illegally as passing lanes with
Retaining walls will be constructed to
stabilize the hillside across from Gelson’s supermarket.
The entire area’s landscaping
design will continue the rural theme of the rest of the corridor.
Landscaping elements will include wooden rails, sycamore trees,
mulch, and flowering shrubs to create a look similar to the
developed sections of Mulholland Highway.
Emergency access along the
Mulholland corridor is a critical and vital concern to the City.
All design elements of this project are in strict compliance with
design parameters and policies for emergency conditions.
The latest update on project status and schedule
was presented at the 9/10/14 City Council meeting.