Beach Bike Path to Receive Upgrades

A major upgrade and overhaul is planned for a portion of the South Bay Bike Trail after a vote today by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Today’s vote allows the Department of Public Works to solicit bids for the project, which will involve portions of the bike path between 62nd Avenue and Culver Boulevard in the Playa de Rey area of the City of Los Angeles. The South Bay Bike Trail stretches nearly 22 miles between Will Rogers State Beach and Torrance County Beach, with most of the path running along public beaches.

This project involves contracting for the reconstruction of the existing bike trail, including stabilization, new concrete, striping and pavement markings. Initial cost estimates for the project are between $355,000 and $415,000 with no financial impact to the County’s General Fund. All funding for the project will come from Proposition C Local Return Funds.

Construction bids for the project are due to the Department of Public Works no later than November 14, 2006. The project is expected to begin in February 2007, with work taking about 60 days to complete.