Wilmington Avenue Safe Streets Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements
February 27, 2017
The Wilmington Avenue grant funded Safe Streets Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements project is almost complete! After nearly two years of planning and getting proper approvals, construction is scheduled to be complete on March 7, 2017—weather permitting.
Back in 2014, under my Administration’s direction, we went after and were awarded a $996,000 Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant for both the design and construction on Wilimington Ave. from El Segundo Blvd. to Rosecrans Ave. We were also able to add Prop. C funds for pavement rehabilitation to promote complete streets methodology. This brought the total construction contract value to $1,219,750 with 70 working days for construction.
ATP Grant authorization was received in late Fall 2014 and required funding authorization from the California Transportation Commission (CTC) for both design (2015) and construction (2016) activities and was received in order to go forward with the projects activities.
With no funding source for our street improvements, we have used grant funds to do projects such as Wilmington and Central Avenue. With the new dedicated Measure P funds, you will begin to see major street improvements around the City—that is once the City Council approves the plan and votes to fix to the streets.
—Mayor Aja Brown