Measure R funding is increasing the investment in LA County's highway system by $7.8 billion. Los Angeles area residents spend 70 hours each year stuck in traffic – more than any other region in the country. However, due to ongoing investments in the highway system the rate of growth of traffic congestion is lower than other major metropolitan areas during the past decade.
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Operational improvements like the Freeway Service Patrol, freeway ramp metering and signal timing reduce all most 61 million hours of travel and save $1.2 billion for the regional economy, more than any other area in the country.
The highway system will be getting even more attention in the immediate future. Included in the Measure R funding for transportation improvements planned during the next 30 years are an ambitious series of highway projects totaling an investment of more than $7.8 billion.
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