I-10/Robertson/National Area Circulation Improvement Project

Interstate 10 West street sign

Project Summary

The I-10 Freeway/Robertson/National area has an unusual on/off-ramp configuration and confusing connections to the major streets nearby, including National Blvd., Robertson Blvd., Venice Blvd. and Washington Blvd. This creates traffic circulation issues and poor driving conditions for motorists and also adversely affects transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), in partnership with the City of Culver City and Caltrans, is studying ways to improve the Robertson/National on/off-ramps and the connections to local streets, simplify traffic movements and minimize traffic impacts from the Culver City Expo Station and other new developments in the area.

The project team will be presenting alternatives to address these traffic issues to the cities and agencies, as well as key stakeholders and the community to obtain input to develop viable and implementable solutions.

Community input is a critical part of this study and your feedback is encouraged. Throughout the project, the team will be gathering public input to understand issues and guide recommendations. The design concepts will be a reflection of the views and suggestions of stakeholders in the project area.

Project Area

Currently, all of the on and off-ramps for the I-10 Freeway at Robertson/National are in different locations. This leads to motorist confusion and circuitous travel in order to access the freeway ramps, creating greater risks for automobiles, transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists.


Improving and consolidating the interface between the I-10 freeway and local roadways will serve the public making it safer and more efficient for all modes of travel.

Project Timeline 

  • Project Introduction - Fall 2016/Winter 2017
  • Begin Environmental Analysis - 2018
  • Issue Draft Environmental Document (ED) - Summer 2020
  • Issue Final Environmental Document (ED) - Spring 2021

Public Involvement

  • Public Open House - Spring 2017
  • Public Open Houses - Spring 2018
  • Project Update - Fall 2019
  • Public Header - Fall 2020

Freeway/Robertson/National at a Glance

  • Robertson Blvd and Venice Blvd handle more than 90,000 cars per day in this area
  • Nearly 80,000 people live within a one-mile radius of the project area
  • More than 45,000 cars use the four Robertson/National on- and off-ramps each day
  • The Palms neighborhood is one of the most diverse in Los Angeles

Benefits of I-10 Freeway/Robertson/National Traffic Circulation Improvement

  • Remove bottlenecks and relieve congestion on the major area roadways caused by the existing on/off-ramp system and street configuration
  • Improve traffic movements in the area and reduce conflicts between vehicles, public transit, pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Address the traffic impacts from parking facilities at the Expo Culver City Station
  • Help accommodate additional traffic generated by development in the area
  • Improve the overall operation of the I-10 Freeway