The Sepulveda Tunnel, a passageway used by hundreds of cars daily, is the recipient of $3.5 million in upgrades that will include lighting, a regular power washing schedule and ventilation repair.

The enhancements were announced June 10 by Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who gave credit to a variety of city agencies as well as to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and state Assemblywoman Betsy Butler (D-Marina del Rey) for their roles in making the improvements possible.

The $3.5 million comes from a gasoline tax fund