The iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame is getting major improvements.
Officials said Thursday that construction on the famed stretch will start next summer to improve transit riders’ and pedestrian safety.
The construction is expected to include an expanded pedestrian zone on part of Hollywood Boulevard, as well as sidewalk dining, bicycle racks, bus shelters, benches and landscaping, according to Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, who represents Hollywood.
Money for the improvements comes from LA Metro’s Measure M, which was approved by voters in 2016 as a half-cent sales tax measure to fund traffic, transit and transportation projects. Measure M funding was approved by the LA Metro Board last year. It will be used to fund construction of Hollywood Boulevard.