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Posted on: January 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Keeping Lynwood Clean – 2022 Roundup

Alvada Street Improvements

finished roadway with new striping

2022 has been a busy year for Lynwood’s Street and Right of Way Division of the Public Works Department. They’re responsible for keeping the City’s public spaces clean for Lynwood’s residents. And let’s just say, a lot of very productive work has been completed this year. 

“It has been a priority for your City Council to take consistent, significant strides to help improve the quality of life in Lynwood, address sustainable mobility challenges, and generally enhance the look and feel of our community. ,” said Mayor Oscar Flores. “The Public Works staff has been diligent in helping us achieve that goal.”

Here is a rundown of what this division accomplished:

  • Repaired 3,927 potholes,
  • Cleared 7,156,930 square feet (that’s MILLION) of alleys on a 10-14-day rotational basis,
  • Serviced 3,504 locations (this means clearing dumped items from the streets),
  • Removed 66,286 square feet of graffiti,
  • Repaired 100 sidewalks,
  • Repaired and/or removed 1,615 signs from boulevards, 
  • Painted 161,934 feet of street crosswalks, legends and curbing,
  • Cleaned 291 storm drains,
  • Cleared 96 transient sites,
  • Serviced (cleaned and/or repaired) 3,829 bus shelters,
  • Sprayed 567,754 feet of weed preventative in alleys, lots and parkways,
  • Responded to 29 tree emergencies, and 
  • Identified 59 locations for illegal dumping (those residents were invoiced for the cost of the clean-up).

Each week, you can see Lynwood’s Street and Right of Way Division crews around the City making a difference by keeping our public spaces clean and safe.

“Our team is proud of all we’ve done in 2022. We expect to do even more to keep our streets, sidewalks and alleys clean and repaired and the rest of our infrastructure something our residents can be proud of,” said Lynwood Public Works Director Julian  Lee.

Thank you to the crews and Happy Holidays to everyone!

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