The Culver Boulevard Realignment Project/Urban Runoff Infiltration and Retention Project is a combined initiative.
The Culver Boulevard Realignment Project is a continuation of the widening of Culver Blvd and will resolve traffic issues and improve pedestrian safety along the stretch of Culver Blvd between Elenda St on the east and Sepulveda Blvd on the west. Installation of a new raised bikeway/pedestrian landscaped median will also enhance aesthetics and improve mobility.
The Urban Runoff Infiltration and Retention Project will incorporate into the Realignment Project structural storm water Best Management Practices that will recharge groundwater and retain and reuse captured urban run-off.
Construction will begin early 2020 and continue through September 2021.
Construction started February 2020 and will continue for eighteen months through September 2021. Activities for each phase are described in Project Detail below.
Phase 1 - February - March 2020
Phase 2 - April 2020 - January 2021
Phase 3 - February - August 2021
Phase 4 - September 2021
On January 28, 2019, the City Council approved the final plans and specifications for the project, the construction contract was awarded to Ortiz Enterprises Inc, and construction started February 2020.
Watch the project progress.
Images, May 5. 2020, Culver Blvd, Culver City CA, photos and video by Michael Baker Intl, used with permission
Work on Sepulveda Blvd will begin Friday May 22, 2020:
- Sepulveda Blvd will be reduced to one lane in each direction on approach to Culver Blvd, and
- The left turn pocket from southbound Sepulveda Blvd to eastbound Culver Blvd will be eliminated and a detour posted.
This work is expected to last approximately 4 months and traffic lane access will be restored in September 2020.
Culver Boulevard Realignment Project
The Culver Boulevard Realignment Project continues the widening of Culver Blvd that was initiated by Caltrans in 2009 as part of the widening improvements to the 405 Freeway. The roject will resolve traffic issues, improve pedestrian safety, and enhance aesthetics along the stretch of Culver Blvd between Elenda St on the east and Sepulveda Blvd on the west and includes installation of a new raised bikeway/pedestrian/landscaping median separating the eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic.
Urban Runoff Infiltration and Retention Project
In order to comply with the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit (Order No R4-2012-0175) and the Enhanced Watershed Management Program Plan, the City will incorporate into the Realignment Project structural storm water Best Management Practices (BMP’s). These include infiltration galleries for groundwater recharge and retention basins to treat and reuse captured urban run-off to irrigate the local landscaping along the raised median. Additional BMPs, such as bio-swales and drywells, will also be included to address surface run-off from Culver Blvd.
The infiltration galleries and retention basins will be constructed under the raised median. There are two existing storm drains, 87-inch and 66-inch diameters, passing through the project site at Sepulveda Blvd and Harter Ave. These two storm drains will be the primary source of storm water and urban run-off. All storm water and urban run-off will be pre-treated using multiple treatment systems prior to entering the infiltration galleries or retention basins. The project site has the volume capacity to treat the first 1.1 inch of rain from approximately 344 acres.
Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines, an Initial Study (IS) determined that the project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment with mitigation incorporated. A Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) finding is appropriate.
The Initial Study and all the project documents are available for review through the links below.
Installation of traffic control measures
Installation of project fencing
Clear and grubbing of median park
Removal of soil
Installation of stormwater storage gallery and infiltration system
Construction of realigned median park
Construction of raised median island on Culver Blvd
Construction of new sidewalks
Installation of pavers in parking areas
Installation of street lighting
Installation of traffic signals on Culver Blvd at Harter Ave and at Huron Ave
Install slurry seal
Final traffic striping
- The Culver Boulevard Realignment Project
- The Culver Boulevard Stormwater Regional Project Presentation
- Conceptual Stormwater BMP Exhibit
- Culver Boulevard Project Presentation
- Initial Study for Mitigated Negative Declaration
- Culver Boulevard Realignment Project, PZ-460 Plans
- Culver Boulevard Realignment Project, PZ-460 Specifications
- Culver Boulevard Realignment Project, PZ-460 Landscape Plans
- Culver Blvd Stormwater Treatment Project Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
- Culver Blvd Stormwater Treatment Project Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Appendices A through J
- Culver Blvd Stormwater Treatment Project Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
- Culver Blvd Stormwater Treatment Project Responses to Mitigated Negative Declaration
- City Council Stormwater Project Presentation 01-28-19
- City Council Landscape Presentation 01-28-19
- Culver Blvd Realignment and Stormwater Project Notice of Imminent Construction 02-03-2020
- Culver Blvd. Temporary Bike Detour Route
- Culver Blvd Temporary Bike Detour Route
Questions and Information
For more information, please call the Public Works Engineering Division at (310) 253-5600.