Higuera Street Bridge Replacement Project

  • Project typeStreet and Infrastructure Improvements
  • Completion DateDecember 31, 2022
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: December 2022 (anticipated)

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

Diagram of mobility plan for new Higuera St bridge, including pedestrian, bike, and two street lanes in each direction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Construction Impacts

**Street/Bridge and Bike Path Closures**

  • Higuera St, between Jefferson Blvd and Eastham Dr, will be closed beginning 09/20/21 to all vehicle, pedestrians, and bicycle traffic and will remain closed throughout construction until completion 12/2022.

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

  • The Ballona Creek Bike Path will be closed from 9/20/2021 to 10/15/2021 during bridge demolition and intermittently throughout project. 

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

  • Nearby businesses and their access entrances will remain open during construction. 

 

Construction will be noisy and nearby businesses/residents may feel vibrations. The construction contractor will attempt to minimize these inconveniences. 

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

We appreciate your patience and cooperation throughout construction.

 


Project Images

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 Bridget 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

 


Questions/Concerns?

Culver City Public Works Department

Engineering Division
Sammy Romo, Project Manager
sammy.romo@culvercity.org
(310) 253-5619 

Contractor

Ortiz Enterprises, Inc.
Jeff McDermott, Project Manager
jmcdermott@ortizent.com
(949) 748-0654

Construction Manager

Biggs Cardosa
Mazen Mneimneh, Construction Manager
mmneimneh@biggscardosa.com
(949) 466-4640

Location

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

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