GLENDALE — As shoppers from throughout the region today head out to Glendale's major shopping destinations, police have stepped up their efforts to deal with the influx of traffic on streets.
The city will deploy 15 officers to deal with traffic issues near the major shopping centers, including the Glendale Galleria and Americana at Brand, police Lt. Carl Povilaitis said. Another officer will have a birds-eye view from the Traffic Management Center of the busy shopping center and will advise fellow officers on the streets how to keep traffic flowing.
"Everyone knows it's a busy day…so leave yourself plenty of time to get there," Povilaitis said.
Traffic officers will also have direct access to traffic signals, which they will be able to retime if traffic backs up, he said.