culver, Jefferson, & pershing

Project Update: Lane Restorations and New Safety Measures on Pershing Dr

November 7, 2017

LADOT has begun work on Pershing Dr to restore lanes and install new safety measures. These enhancements are expected to be completed early next week (week of November 12).

Striping Modifications

  • Restore two southbound lanes on Pershing Dr between Cabora/Nicholson and Westchester Pkwy.
  • Restore two northbound lanes on Pershing Dr between Westchester Pkwy and Manchester Av.
  • estore northbound two lane to one lane merge on Pershing Dr between Manchester Av and Cabora Dr/Nicholson St.

Safety Enhancements

  • Install new crosswalk with flashing beacons on Pershing Dr at Rees St.
  • Install two speed feedback signs on Pershing Dr.

Project Update: Safety Enhancements and Lane Restorations

November 2, 2017 

Weather permitting, LADOT will perform lane restorations and install new safety measures this weekend, between November 3 and November 6.  

Speed Tables

  • Culver Blvd at Earldom Ave
  • Culver Blvd at Pershing Dr
  • Pershing Dr at Rees St

Striping Modifications

  • Restore two lanes in each direction on Culver Blvd between Vista Del Mar and Nicholson St. 

Traffic Signal Work and Other Traffic Control Devices

  • Restore signal operation at Culver Blvd and Vista Del Mar to allow all movements, with each direction operating separately (a restoration to pre-project operation).
  • Upgrade existing crosswalk at Culver Blvd and Pershing Dr with additional flashing beacons and warning signs.
  • Install new crosswalk with flashing beacons on Culver Blvd at Earldom Ave.
  • Install two speed feedback signs on Culver Blvd, one in each direction.

Project Update: Restoring Travel Lanes in playa del rey

October 27, 2017

The first phase of lane restorations and new traffic safety measures will begin this weekend with the restoration of two westbound lanes on Jefferson Blvd from Lincoln Blvd to Culver Blvd and on Culver Blvd from Jefferson Blvd to Nicholson St.  A shoulder area marked off by bollards will be installed on the south side of Culver Blvd.  Temporary transition striping will also be implemented on Culver Bl through downtown Playa del Rey.  This temporary striping will be modified as the lane restorations continue through next weekend.

Additional safety features along Culver Blvd such as flashing beacon crosswalks and and speed tables will be installed over the next several weeks.  Further updates to the overall work in Playa del Rey will be posted to this site as the overall schedule is finalized.


Playa del Rey Traffic Safety Improvements

Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) recently installed transportation safety enhancements along Pershing Dr, Culver Blvd, and Jefferson Blvd in Playa del Rey. The changes were implemented to create organized streets that are more conducive to a walkable neighborhood, while balancing the needs of traffic flow.

The Project Features The Following Key Enhancements And Benefits:

The new street designs along Culver Blvd and Pershing Dr incorporate protected turn lanes that make the street more accessible and safe. Given the large number of driveways and cross streets, this design allows for turn movements to be separated from through movements, which is proven to result in fewer severe crashes. This design means fewer through lanes. The separation of turn movements will allow for more organized traffic flow, as cars can make left turns without interrupting through traffic.

To reduce the risk of life threatening crashes, LADOT installed buffered and protected bicycle lanes wherever possible to separate people driving and people biking.

Enhancing Safety & Neighborhood Input

Street safety has long been a concern for the residents of Playa del Rey. Between 2003 and 2016, 244 collisions that resulted in injuries occurred along Pershing Dr, Culver Blvd, and Jefferson Blvd, and eight people lost their lives. In early 2015, local residents engaged with Council District 11 and LADOT to begin to address the safety issues posed to children, families, and the elderly by high-speed traffic in this area. After a series of community meetings, LADOT and Council District 11 held a public hearing in April 2016 to discuss and present enhancements that would make Playa del Rey’s streets safer.

LADOT is Carefully Monitoring Traffic Flow and Safety Developments

The construction phase, which involved changes to the lane configuration and 2.3 miles of new lane striping, has led to traffic delays, including at Nicholson St and Culver Blvd during the morning commute hours. LADOT is aware of the congestion issues and is monitoring developments carefully. Design changes of this kind typically require an adjustment period for people to adapt to the changes, and for future traffic flow patterns to emerge. LADOT is monitoring traffic impacts at one month, three month and six month intervals, which will be publicly available at our open house.

LADOT is also monitoring how the changes interact with an adjacent safety project on Vista Del Mar, which connects to Culver Blvd and Pershing Dr, in the downtown area of Playa del Rey. We will be looking to see if traffic signals, turn lanes, and other road configuration designs can be further optimized or improved.

If you have questions or would like to share feedback about the safety enhancements made in Playa del Rey, please email