Road Improvements Coming to Santa Fe Springs and Unincorporated Whittier

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe announced today a road improvement project for eight miles of roadway on Gunn Avenue and Du Page Avenue, in the communities of Santa Fe Springs and unincorporated Whittier. Scheduled to begin in August, the project will cost about $2.5 million and is expected to be completed in February 2012.

The project includes rebuilding roadway and repairing damaged sidewalks, driveways, curbs, gutters and curb ramps. The project will utilize rubberized asphalt, a technology developed by the Department of Public Works, which will extend the road life by more than 40 percent and reduce its replacement cost by 60 percent.

“This project is about making long-term investments in our County infrastructure and our communities,” said Supervisor Knabe. ”By making these improvements to Gunn Avenue and Du Page Avenue, not only will those in Santa Fe Springs and South Whittier benefit, but so will the residents of neighboring cities and our other unincorporated communities who drive these routes every day.”

            The project is managed by LA County’s Department of Public Works.  Residents seeking more information may contact Area Supervisor, Matt Bradley, at (626) 458-4941 or