Pedestrian-friendly Playa del Rey makeover irks some locals

The finishing touches were underway Wednesday on the picturesque roadway Vista del Mar and Playa del Rey area, which connects the Westside to the South Bay.

According to officials, the makeover will slow cars on the road, accommodate those on bicycles and eliminate a dangerous crossing for pedestrians headed to Dockweiler State Beach.

The initiative has been led by City Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents the area. An explanation on Bonin's website says the changes will "help make streets in Playa del Rey safer by calming traffic."

But as FOX 11's Matt Johnson reports, some drivers are grumbling with the slowed traffic.

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