A Los Angeles Department of Transportation crew started work installing traffic signals at the intersection of San Vicente Boulevard and Darlington Avenue Friday morning.
The project was initiated about a year ago and was stalled in part while LADOT waited for permit approval from the L.A. Department of Public Works' Bureau of Street Services to trim the Coral trees, which were blocking view of some of the signals.
Because the intersection has heavy pedestrian traffic, it was identified as one that needs traffic signaling, LADOT spokesperson Chris Rider, told Patch.
The project cost an estimated $140,000 and is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which contributed a total of $3.5 million for the installation of 25 such traffic signals across the city. Work on the San Vicente Boulevard signal should be completed in approximately 2-3 weeks, according to LADOT.
There's been some controversy in the days leading up to the signal installation, when the city started posting no-parking signs in the area.
Brentwood manager Simon Mashian said he's received several customer complaints about the temporary no-parking signs.
"People have told me 'Why don't you pay the ticket,'" Mashian told Patch. "But we tell people they have to read the signs."