Residents of Villa Marina and local members of the Westches-ter/LAX-Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce are warming up their efforts to “calm” some of the traffic at Lincoln Boulevard and Maxella Avenue.
There are a number of issues: n the drivers on eastbound Mindanao Way who tie up traffic by trying to make an illegal left-hand turn onto northbound Lincoln Boulevard; n the drivers who bring traffic on eastbound Mindanao Way to a screeching halt by trying to make a still-legal left-hand turn from Mindanao Way into the Chevron station; and n those wonderful drivers who tie up traffic by pulling out from the Chevron station and into about half of a traffic lane — and then stop. Don’t you just love drivers who do that? With traffic clogging the lane to your left and these guys half-way into your lane ahead, there’s not much you can do except sit there, waiting for the traffic to clear. So now comes the Westches-ter/LAX-Marina del Rey Chamber and the Villa Marina residents with some possible solutions. 1. Have the City of Los Angeles put up a row of those rubber stanchions with “no left turn” signs along the first block of eastbound Mindanao Way. This would at least make illegal any left turn from the eastbound lane of Mindanao Way into the Chevron station. 2. Have Chevron — now ChevronTexaco — follow through on the commitments the company made eons ago when it sought permits to refurbish its parcel and upgrade the McDonald’s operation there. Some five or six years ago, the County...Read More