A new system of synchronized traffic lights has been installed in Westchester to help speed up traffic flow for commuters traveling to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was joined by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Bill Rosendahl and Wendy Greuel, as well as Los Angeles Department of Transportation general manager Rita Robinson Wednesday, July 23rd, to announce the completion of the new traffic signal system.

The $4.9 million Westchester/LAX Signal Sync System is the latest synchronized traffic light system to be installed on the Westside.

The newly completed system — in the area bounded by Howard Hughes Parkway, La Cienega Boulevard, Imperial Highway and Vista del Mar — spans more than 13 square miles and synchronizes 136 traffic signals.

In addition to the synchronized traffic lights, the Westchester/LAX Signal Sync System project has installed nine left-turn signals, two traffic information message signs and ten traffic surveillance cameras.

The cameras, situated at intersections, will help monitor the flow of traffic and identify traffic congestion, city officials said.

With the new Westchester/ LAX Signal Sync System in operation, commuters who travel in and around the 13.2-square-mile area near LAX are expected to experience faster moving traffic and a reduction of traffic delays by up to 15 percent, transportation officials said.