March 2018 OTNA Meeting Recap

OTNA invited a team from the City of Torrance Pubic Works Department to come out and tell us about the upcoming Downtown Torrance Active Transportation Improvement Project. This $2 million dollar federal grant-funded project, along with the City's required $500,000 contribution, will repair damaged sidewalks, install curb ramps, angle sidewalks around trees to preserve them, add bike racks, and enhance bicycle facilities throughout our neighborhood.

There will be approximately 20,000 linear feet of sidewalk repaired (which equals 100,000 square feet) and about 4,000 linear feet of curb repaired.

The project went out to bid, yesterday. The next step is to award the construction contract, which they are tentatively hoping to do at the May 22nd City Council meeting.

The project is expected to begin in the fall of 2018, and be completed by summer of 2019. The repairs will start south of Carson St. Construction hours will be 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday.

The scope of the project is outlined in the presentation from the meeting. See also the Downtown Torrance Active Transportation Improvement web site.

If you have any questions or would like to know if you're street is included in the scope of work for this project, contact:

Justin Gatza, P.E.
Associate Engineer
Email: JGatza@TorranceCA.Gov
Phone: 310.618.3032

Shin Furukawa, P.E.
Engineering Manager
Email: SFurukawa@TorranceCA.Gov
Phone: 310.618.7073