Fixing the Most Dangerous Road in L.A. is Even Tougher Than You Think

When it was built, the Arroyo Seco Parkway was considered a modern marvel.

It’s practically cliché to complain about traffic in Los Angeles. But one on- and off-ramp in East Los Angeles has become particularly notorious: the Avenue 43 exit on the Arroyo Seco Parkway.

The first freeway in America, this thoroughfare was once considered a modern marvel. But more than 70 years later, the road’s sudden, sharp turns directly into speeding cars have led to countless accidents. Nearby residents are anxious for a solution.

This is the first installment of The Big Road Fix, a new video series from GOOD and Progressive exploring the evolving culture of transportation in cities across America. Together, we hope to improve the roads that connect us all.