Sherman Way Great Street - $3.5 Million
In 2014, Councilmember Blumenfield designated the one-mile stretch of Sherman Way between Wilbur Avenue and Lindley Avenue—the heart of Downtown Reseda—as part of Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative. Blumenfield recognized Sherman Way as an ideal candidate for the goal of revitalizing the public realm—streets and sidewalks—in key commercial corridors. This development will improve neighborhood gathering places and generate economic activity.
The Sherman Way Great Street includes the installation of “Reseda” monument signs in the medians near Wilbur Avenue and Lindley Avenue, new trees and landscaping in the median and along sidewalks, distinctive shade structures, tables and chairs; and unique sidewalk graphics at key corners. The project also includes safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists, including a new pedestrian signal at Sherman Way and Capps Avenue, handicap-accessible curb slopes, high-visibility crosswalks, and traffic-calming measures on Hart Street and Etiwanda, including a mini-roundabout at Hart Street and Baird Avenue and speed humps. These extensive developments will make it safer and more comfortable for those who walk and bike in Reseda, including businesses along Sherman Way and Reseda Boulevard, Reseda High School, Reseda Park and the future revitalized Reseda Theater and Skating Rink.
Blumenfield dedicated an additional $3.5 million for the Project with construction underway since mid-2020 with an estimated completion date in 2021.
Click the thumbnail below to watch the Groundbreaking ceremony for the Sherman Way Great Street Project.
See below for latest photos of the roundabout completed on Sherman Way.