Higuera Street Bridge Replacement Project

  • Project typeStreet and Infrastructure Improvements
  • Completion DateMay 15, 2023
Photograph of ariel view of Higuera St bridge and surrounding buildings and intersecting streets Jefferson Blvd and Eastham Dr, as well as Ballona Creek below, 2021

Project Overview

The City of Culver City, in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), are bringing much needed improvements to the Higuera St Bridge in the Hayden Tract area, including a new bike ramp connection to the Ballona Creek Bike Path. 

The current Higuera St Bridge over Ballona Creek (immediately west of Jefferson Blvd) will be demolished. A new, wider bridge (27 additional feet) will be constructed with improvements.

Construction Schedule

START: September 20, 2021

COMPLETION: May 15, 2023 (original completion date extended due to weather)

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and intermittent weekend hours

Please be advised, all construction is dynamic and the schedule is subject to change.

Bridge Improvements

  • Additional northbound travel lane (two in each direction)
  • New bike lanes with lane line buffers
  • New entrance bike ramp connection to Ballona Creek Bike Path
  • Wider sidewalks
  • Traffic signal upgrades at Jefferson Blvd
  • New pavement and striping
  • New retaining walls, landscaping and irrigation

2022 Image showing Higuera St Bridge usage diagram, showing pedestrians, bike and car lanes  

Construction Impacts

**Street/Bridge and Bike Path Closures**

  • Higuera St, between Jefferson Blvd and Eastham Dr, was closed beginning 09/20/2021 to all vehicle, pedestrians, and bicycle traffic and closed throughout construction until project completion.

Traffic detoured to National Blvd, Hayden Ave, Eastham Dr, and Jefferson Blvd.  Flaggers may be on site to direct traffic. 

  • The Ballona Creek Bike Path was closed during bridge demolition and intermittently throughout project. 

The Ballona Creek Bike Path was otherwise open during construction, with intermittent temporary closures. At such times, closure notices were be placed at strategic locations to direct bicyclists to Jefferson Blvd.

  • Nearby businesses and their access entrances remained open during construction. 

Construction was noisy and nearby businesses/residents may have felt vibrations. The construction contractor attempted to minimize these inconveniences. 

Please observe all traffic controls and parking restrictions and use caution while traveling through any construction area. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation throughout construction.

Project Images

Higuera Street Bridge 01/2023

Image of Higuera Street Bridge showing partial reconstruction..Image of Higuera Street Bridge showing partial reconstruction.

Image of Higuera Street Bridge showing partial reconstruction. Image of Higuera Street Bridge showing partial reconstruction.

Higuera Street Bridge 08/2021

2021 photograph of intersection of Higuera St and Jefferson Blvd, showing signal light, street lanes, and Higuera St bridge   2021 photograph of Higuera St Bridge crossing over Ballona Creek, showing Higuera St street lanes and crosswalk

2021 photograph of Higuera St bridge crossing over Ballona Creek, showing street lanes   2021 photograph of Higuera St bridge crossing over Ballona Creek, showing bike path

2021 Photograph of demolition of Higuera Street Bridge, showing construction equipment working to remove a segment of bridge

Project Funding

The Higuera Street Bridge Replacement and Ballona Creek Bicycle Path Connectivity Project is funded by grants from:

  • Federal Highway Bridge Program grant

  • Proposition 84 grant from the Baldwin Hills Conservancy

  • Metro Call for Projects grant

  • Local Culver City grant matches, including from Gas Tax, Measure R, and General Funds


Culver City Public Works Department

Engineering Division
Sammy Romo, Project Manager
(310) 253-5619 


Ortiz Enterprises, Inc.
Jeff McDermott, Project Manager
(949) 748-0654

Construction Manager

Biggs Cardosa
Mazen Mneimneh, Construction Manager
(949) 466-4640



between Eastham Dr and W Jefferson Blvd, Culver City 90230  View Map

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