At the City Council meeting tonight, the council is expected to approve spending money to expand the left turn lanes at two locations on Laguna Blvd that often get so backed up that traffic blocks the other lanes.
The left turn lane from westbound Laguna to southbound Laguna Park, by Taco Bell, will be extended farther to the east to allow more vehicles into the left turn lane.
Also the left turn pocket area for eastbound Laguna to Franklin Blvd will be expanded to allow more vehicles in the turn lanes and help prevent blocking the eastbound Laguna traffic lanes. In addition, the Left Turn Pocket Extension – Eastbound Laguna Boulevard at Franklin Boulevard Project will provide Bike Route signage for cyclists traveling eastbound on Laguna Boulevard to provide an alternate route around the Franklin Boulevard intersection.
Both projects will be constructed this summer.
This also shows a safer route for bicyclists to avoid the Franklin/Laguna intersection