LA CRESCENTA — After months of complaints from residents on a Montrose street infamous for traffic accidents and speeding, Los Angeles County Public Works officials plan to install a number of safety improvements.
Residents who live near the curved intersection of Waltonia Drive and Park Place in a quiet neighborhood say drivers often speed and run stop signs, causing dozens of accidents, many involving parked cars.
"We feel terrorized by these motorists," said resident Julie Buzzelli.
After continued complaints from the neighborhood and the Crescenta Valley Town Council, county Public Works officials in July presented a number of potential changes, including additional street lighting and roadway striping, and a pedestrian island.
"The improvements will channel vehicles into the proper lanes while making the turn movements at this intersection," James Chon, of the county's Traffic and Lighting Division, said in an e-mail.
The work is scheduled to be completed in six months, he said.