Culver Blvd Realignment & Urban Stormwater Project set to Begin
In January of 2019 the Culver City Council approved the final plans for the Culver Blvd Realignment & Urban Stormwater Project. Local listing agent Martin Feinberg was interested to learn that construction on the project is finally set to begin next week on February 17. Ortiz Enterprises Inc. was awarded the contract to do the work.
The project entails the reconstruction of Culver Blvd. between Sepulveda Blvd. and Elenda Street, along with the parkway median. It is expected to take 18 months to complete.
According to the Culver City website, construction on the Culver Blvd Realignment & Urban Stormwater Project will fall into four phases, tentatively scheduled 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.
Martin Feinberg, Realtor, notes that work hours for the project will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Construction activities will also result in extended lane closures along Culver Blvd. in both directions. Curbside parking will also be impacted, with traffic delays likely.
Contractors will provide advanced notification to affected businesses and residents, with additional project information available at www.culvercity.org/CulverProject.