Capital Improvement Projects – Coming Soon
Engineering staff will be managing a project to install Class III Bike Routes to increase bicycle ridership and safety. The work (to be completed this summer) will consist of signage installation and painting “sharrows” on the following roadways in accordance with the City’s Bicycle Master Plan:
- Main St. from Imperial Highway to El Segundo Blvd.
- Grand Ave. from Loma Vista St. to Duley St.
- Nash St. from Imperial Highway to El Segundo Blvd.
- Utah Ave. From Douglas St. to Aviation Blvd.
Campus Shade Structure
The Campus El Segundo (CES) athletic fields are a highly-used recreational facility in the City of El Segundo. Through various needs assessments and resident surveys, residents and organizations have expressed the need for more shaded areas within the parks and athletic fields, and specifically at the CES athletic fields. Engineering staff will manage the installation of two shade structures over the concrete bleachers on the east and west side of the concessions building and two shade structures over each of the exterior benches along the outer perimeter of the field.
The work will begin in April and El Segundo residents will be able to enjoy the shaded area by the end of this summer.
El Segundo Blvd. Parking Pilot
On October 2, 2018, the City Council adopted the updated Smoky Hollow Specific Plan. During the public hearings on this item, the City Council directed staff to proceed with a pilot project to add on-street parking on the north side of El Segundo Boulevard. The pilot project will add a curbside parallel parking lane on four blocks of El Segundo Boulevard from the alley east of Main Street to the alley east of Sheldon St.
Construction is slated for this summer.
Downtown Landscape Lighting
The El Segundo Downtown Committee recommended to repair and upgrade the existing electrical infrastructure in the downtown planter boxes to provide for new landscape lighting in order to create a more vibrant and engaging downtown streetscape. The improvements will include:
- Removal of existing electrical receptacles in tree wells and planter boxes, and light fixtures.
- Installing new light fixtures in larger trees, and upgrading LED light fixtures in tree wells and planter boxes.
The up-lighted trees will create a pleasant ambiance in time for summer events and evening strolls.
Holly Valley Playground
The Holly Valley Park playground is a recreational area that mainly accommodates the local residents near the site. The existing playground structures are old, outdated, and worn and have become difficult for staff to maintain. Engineering staff is managing a project that will replace the playground equipment with modern equipment that incorporates varying degrees of difficulty and skill areas for children under the age of 5. The current sand in the playground will be replaced with a rubber surface and the sidewalk will be widened from the street to the playground in order to provide enhanced ADA accessibility.
McCarthy Court Street Improvements
Residents on the 800 block of McCarthy Court between Walnut Avenue and Lomita Street have noted concerns to City staff about ponding water in the roadway and uplifted sidewalk/curb/driveway approaches.
Engineering staff is overseeing a project that will remove trees causing the uplift, remove and replace severely raised areas of concrete within the public right-of-way, and remove and replace the asphalt next to the curb face to improve drainage. Not to worry, Recreation and Parks Department staff has reviewed and concurred with the tree removal recommendations and has notified the affected homeowners so that they may choose the replacement species of trees. The construction will begin this summer and Recreation and Parks staff will install the trees after the construction has been completed.
Also as part of our Pavement Management Master Plan, the Public Works Department administers a slurry sealing program as a preventative measure to extend pavement life on roadways that are in good condition and thus do not require resurfacing. The slurry sealing process consists of the application of a thin asphalt slurry layer on existing asphalt pavement to prevent water intrusion. This year’s effort includes streets and alleys south of Mariposa Avenue, east of Sheldon Street, west of Pacific Coast Highway, and north of Franklin Avenue that were last sealed in 2013. Given that the City’s Smoky Hollow street improvements may occur in the coming years in this same quadrant, most of the Smoky Hollow streets are excluded from this project. Likewise, the streets within the area that were recently repaved, or are scheduled be repaved in the near future, are also excluded from this project.
More Pavement Rehabilitation!
As described above, Public Works/Engineering will manage a project to rehabilitate the following streets with resurfacing this summer:
- Center St. – between Imperial Ave. and Mariposa Ave.
- Maple Ave. – between Sheldon St. and Pacific Coast Highway
- El Segundo Blvd. – between Aviation Blvd. and Isis Ave.
- Cedar St. from Imperial Ave. to Walnut Ave.
- Walnut Ave. from Cedar St. to Main St.
- Mariposa Ave. from PCH to Center St.
- Nevada St. from Mariposa Ave. to southern end
- Oregon St. from Mariposa Ave. to Pine Ave.
- California St. from Mariposa Ave. to Pine Ave.