Controversial Culver Blvd. Realignment Will Begin
The Realignment of Culver Blvd. will begin on February 17
February 13, 2020
Culver Blvd. between Sepulveda Blvd. and Elenda Street, will be reconstructed along with the parkway median and expected to take eighteen months.
The controversial project which was designed in the 1990’s created a walking park between Culver and what has become known as little Culver Blvd. One hundred forty trees will be removed. The park was created when the city removed the abandoned railroad tracks that carried the red car line. The removal also created the widening of the sidewalks in downtown Culver City which allowed sidewalk dining.
The city has announced the following:
• The work hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• The Contractor will provide a follow-up notification to the affected businesses and residents with the specific dates of construction.
• Additional project information and updates will be available at: https://www.culvercity.org/CulverProject.
The Project will be undertaken in 4 main phases. The tentative schedule is as follows:
Phase 1 - February 2020 thru March 2020: Traffic Control and Project Fencing setup from Sepulveda Bl. to Elenda St, clearing and grubbing of median park, & hardscape removal. One lane closure westbound.
Phase 2 – April 2020 thru January 2021: Removal of soil for new storm-water storage gallery, installation of new storm-water storage gallery and filtration system, construction of the realigned median park from Sepulveda to Elenda, and construction of new raised median island on Culver Bl. One lane closed in each direction.
Phase 3 - February 2021 thru August 2021: Construction of new sidewalks, paver parking areas, street lighting, and new traffic signals at Culver Bl./Harter and Huron Avenues. Intermittent lane closures.
Phase 4 – September 2021: Slurry seal of Culver Blvd., final striping, and project completion.
These construction activities will result in extended lane closures on Culver Blvd., both directions, impacts to curbside parking, construction noise. Traffic delays can be expected. The city and the contractor to minimize these inconveniences.