- This project will improve El Segundo Blvd., between Crenshaw Blvd. and Hawthorne Blvd. These improvements will include: reconstruction and rehabilitation of pavement, intersection widening at Prairie Avenue and Hawthorne Blvd., storm drain improvements, installation of bio-filtration structures, catch basin trash screens, sewer pipe point repairs, eight traffic signal replacements, construction of a new traffic signal at Cerise Avenue and El Segundo Blvd., ADA ramps improvements, and adjustment of utilities and all work necessary to complete the project in accordance with the Plans and Specifications
- Hawthorne Blvd Improvement Project, Phase 1 (Project #17-01) Fact Sheet
MTA Board approved our competitive Measure R grant for $4.4M in June of 2016 and the grant MOU was subsequently approved in October of that year. This project will improve Hawthorne Blvd., north of El Segundo Blvd. and will include: repaving of asphalt, traffic signal upgrades, installation of a new traffic signal at 126th Street, extension of bike lane to Imperial Hwy., ADA ramps improvements, sewer relocation, and adjustment of utilities and all other work necessary to complete the improvements in accordance with the Plans and Specifications.
- Prairie Avenue Improvement Project, Phase 1 (Project #13-04)
Public Works, Engineering Division filed a grant application for the competitive Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and was successful among other competing agencies, being awarded $850,000 in Cycle 5 of the program for a traffic signal improvement project to promote safety. In March of 2017, the MTA board ranked the City of Hawthorne 3rd place among 96 competing agencies and awarded a $3.8M MTA Call for Poject and a separate $1.2 million Measure R grant. This project includes upgrading the existing traffic signals at eleven different intersections on Prairie Ave between Imperial Hwy and Marine Ave., at intersections of: 118th Street, Broadway, El Segundo Blvd., 132nd Street, 135th Street, 137th Street, 139th Street, Rosecrans, 147th Street, and Marine Ave.
This improvement project is divided into two phases. Phase one consists of signal rewiring and addition or upgrades to detection sensors, installation of L.E.D safety lights, an upgrade to traffic signal controllers and cabinets at 11 intersections, and an upgrade to disabled access ramps. The first phase of the project will also include an upgrade of signal poles, signal heads, and pedestrian signals with count down features. The second phase includes street widening at the intersections of Prairie Avenue at El Segundo Blvd. and at Rosecrans Ave, improvements to the pavement by removing and replacing deteriorated pavement sections and overlaying the entire boulevard with a new layer of rubberized asphalt, and upgrades to the drainage system at the intersection of El Segundo Blvd at Prairie Ave. The drainage system upgrade includes construction of PPC curbs, installation of new storm drain pipes, catch basins, and infiltration chambers.