By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — There is now a safer way to cross a busy street in Glassell Park.

On Tuesday morning, Los Angeles city workers finished installing new flashing beacons at Avenue 35 and Eagle Rock Boulevard.

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There was already a crosswalk in place, but now pedestrians can press a button and lights will flash to warn drivers to stop.

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The area is known for speeding. Even with the new lights, CBSLA saw one woman who had to wait for a car to pass while walking through the crosswalk.

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The hope is that drivers will pay attention and slow down for pedestrians.