A new light emitting diode (LED) lighting project has finally been completed to provide better visibility in the Sepulveda Tunnel underneath Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl announced.
The improved lighting project is part of a beautification project for the tunnel that was decades in the making, Rosendahl’s office said. As part of the project, the tunnel’s old, outdated light fixtures were replaced with new, brighter LED lights to help improve visibility and safety of motorists.
The state of the art, $3.5 million Sepulveda Tunnel retrofitting project construction was initiated last September.
With the lighting portion of the project complete, the council office is now working to make sure a memorandum of understanding is fulfilled to pressure wash the walls inside the tunnel.
Rosendahl’s representatives noted that the council office has had to coordinate with five different government agencies on the project: the General Services Department, Bureau of Street Lighting, Bureau of Street Services, California Department of Transportation and Los Angeles World Airports.