Keeping Lynwood’s streets safe and clean is a 24-hour job that includes many different types of work. We regularly report on the alleys that are cleaned of bulky item and debris (more than 95 miles of streets and alleys cleaned last week), graffiti that is removed from public and private buildings, the speed bumps and signs placed around schools to make our children safer, and the pot holes that are filled to make the streets safe for drivers.
There are many other tasks the Lynwood Department of Public Works performs that you may not see but are vital to public safety.
Take, for instance, the tree roots that grow under sidewalks. A recent column in the Los Angeles Times took issue with the safety of the City of Los Angeles’ sidewalks where roots have made them unsafe.
The City of Lynwood’s Public Works Department recently removed 46 feet of tree roots at the 4200 block of Brewster (at Harris). The City is now completing the sidewalk repair caused by the overgrown roots. Crews also created ramps at seven other sidewalk locations on Fernwood and Spruce.
Making both streets and sidewalks safe for residents is a priority for the City of Lynwood. The funds provided by Measure PS allows the City to respond in a timely manner to residents’ service requests as well as be proactive in solving issues before they become a larger problem.