The city of West Hollywood has announced it has been chosen to receive a 2010 B.E.S.T. APWA Project of the Year Award for the city's Sunset Strip Beautification Project.
Weho Patch was at the grand reopening of the Sunset Strip in August where the city unveiled new repaved and wider sidewalks, trees and medians. There are traffic signals and parking meter upgrades that allow easy access to parking and payment with credit cards.
Other improvements to the Sunset Strip included:
- Replacing the roadway surface with rubberized asphalt
- Traffic signal upgrades
- Repairing broken and damaged sidewalks and widening the public sidewalk at Sunset Plaza
- Planting flowering trees at the west entrance to the city
- Creating a shade tree district with Golden Rain trees as well as a Palm tree district and Magnolia tree district
- Installing a new planted median at the west entrance to the city
- Planting flowering trees at the east entrance to the City
The total cost of the Sunset Strip Beautification Project infrastructure investment was $5.4 million. The majority of the funding, $4.3 million was from the city's Capital Improvement budget, while $1.1 million was funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009.