Construction of the last link of the Park to Playa Trail will begin in December 2019, enhancing recreational opportunities and quality of life in Southwest Los Angeles County.
The pedestrian bridge and wildlife crossing spanning La Cienega Boulevard will connect the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area (SRA) with the Stoneview Nature Center and provide an unbroken 13-mile corridor through several recreational and conservation areas accessible to walkers, runners and bicyclists. Griffith Company is the design-builder for this $10.8 million Los Angeles County project.
During late 2019, Southern California Edison (SCE) removed overhead utility lines that allows construction on the bridge to proceed. Beginning in December, Griffith Company will build foundations and piers on either side of La Cienega Boulevard that will support the pedestrian and wildlife bridge over the busy thoroughfare.
The bridge will match the existing grade at Kenneth Hahn SRA and will connect to an elevated pathway that connects to the graded trail that meanders uphill to the Stoneview Nature Center.
The bridge will feature native landscaping to facilitate safe crossings for small wildlife who call the local habitat home. The Park to Playa Trail system provides recreational pedestrian access from Baldwin Hills to where Ballona Creek meets the Pacific Ocean at Playa Del Rey. Griffith Company is proud to partner with Los Angeles County as part of the team that delivers this final segment of this landmark project.
Potential Public Impacts:
Shoulder Closure: A shoulder closure will be installed some time in December that will remain in place for the duration of the project. This will take one lane width from La Cienega Boulevard but will not reduce overall road capacity.
Dates: This is scheduled to be installed in December and will remain in place through the end of 2020.
Temporary Lane Closures: From the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. you may see lane closures of northbound La Cienega Boulevard to facilitate a safe construction zone. Please be patient and drive especially carefully in work zones.
Dates: Periodically, starting in December and intermittently throughout the project year.