Update: The plan to put in traffic signals is part of a long-existing agreement related to La Viña development, according to Edel Vizcarra, the planning deputy for Supervisor Michael Antonovich. He did not immediately have exact dates on when the agreement was put into place.
Original: Locals know that one of the fastest ways to travel between East Pasadena and west Altadena is Altadena Dr., but for the five-mile segment that cuts through Altadena, there are only a handful of traffic signals.
A new pair of signals is being installed at the intersection of Altadena Dr. and Lincoln Ave. This intersection is especially busy in the morning when JPL employees are heading to the facility in the Arroyo Seco and parents are dropping of their children at Odyssey Charter School. It’s also the main way out of the La Viña development.
The corner can get busy after school and in the evening as well, but during off-peak times there are usually very few vehicles passing through.
The project is well underway, with concrete curbs installed and electrical going in.