June 30, 2015
MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES 2,400 LANE MILES PAVED OVER LAST YEAR
2,400 lane miles in one year is the largest amount in city history and nearly 10% more than the previous year
LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced at the end of his second year in office that the City of Los Angeles has paved 2,400 lane miles over the last year, the largest amount in city history and nearly 10% greater than the year before.
“Since day one of my administration, our streets have been a top priority of my Back to Basics agenda,” said Mayor Garcetti. “By focusing on collaboration and efficiency, we’ve made City Hall work better, and now we’re on course to fix more streets than ever before.”
To increase the number of roads paved, Mayor Garcetti established a citywide multi-department working coordination committee, known as the “2400 Working Group”. This group was tasked to identify strategies, savings, and efficiencies to reach 2400. For over a year, General Managers and other critical staff attended bi-weekly coordination meetings, going over nearly every aspect of the pavement preservation program.
- 2,400 lane miles of asphalt as a street would be as wide as Wilshire Blvd and reach to San Francisco.
- City crews paved an average of 6.5 lane miles every day this year. That’s the equivalent of paving the road from City Hall to Dodger Stadium.
Mayor Garcetti’s achievements over the last year include:
- Raising the minimum wage
- Increasing the state’s film tax credit
- Expanding water conservation efforts
- Releasing comprehensive earthquake and sustainability plans
- Pledging and beginning to end veterans homelessness by 2016
- Launching a Clean Streets Initiative
- Announcing a $1 billion sidewalk program
- Establishing a nation-leading body camera program at LAPD
- Implementing FireStat and reducing LAFD call processing times by 18 seconds