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Dangerous Hollywood and Highland intersection to get diagonal crosswalk

In this file photo taken Aug. 17, 2012, tourists take photos with a 10-foot statue created and modeled after English soccer star David Beckham displayed in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The intersection of Hollywood and Highland is the crossroads for the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where more than 2,400 terrazzo-and-brass stars containing the biggest names in the entertainment business can be viewed by just walking down the sidewalk. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
In this file photo taken Aug. 17, 2012, tourists take photos with a 10-foot statue created and modeled after English soccer star David Beckham displayed in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The intersection of Hollywood and Highland is the crossroads for the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where more than 2,400 terrazzo-and-brass stars containing the biggest names in the entertainment business can be viewed by just walking down the sidewalk. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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Pedestrians will be crossing the street from all directions by the end of the year in one of the busiest intersections inLos Angeles.

The Los Angeles Times reports traffic will be stopped in all directions long enough for pedestrians to cross the intersection at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. The $50,000 scramble crosswalk is part of Mobility 2035, a citywide transportation plan passed by city council members last week.

Councilman Mitch O'Farrell said the intersection is one of the city's most dangerous, and that pedestrian safety is his top priority.

Vehicles struck 38 pedestrians at Hollywood and Highland between 2002 and 2013.

Studies say scramble crosswalks promote pedestrian safety. The city installed 10 at various locations, but removed four in the fashion district due to traffic delays.