Willowbrook Area Access Improvements

Project Overview

The primary objective of this project is to improve mobility of pedestrians and bicyclists in the vicinity of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital located in the unincorporated County community of Willowbrook.

The project limits are: Wilmington Avenue from Imperial Highway to 480 feet south of 120th Street, 120th Street from Compton Avenue to Wilmington Avenue, 119th Street from Wilmington Avenue to Willowbrook Avenue. Please see project map.

The project includes the following improvements: landscape and irrigation throughout the project limits; sidewalk enhancements such as colored concrete unit pavers and curb ramp upgrades; pavement repair and crosswalk enhancements; construction of new raised medians with landscaping; renovation of existing landscaped median; refurbishing existing and providing new site furnishings such as bus shelters, trash receptacles, benches, and bike racks; pedestrian lighting; bike routes/lanes; wayfinding and monument signage; and traffic signal upgrades.

Willowbrook
Conceptual Rendering of Proposed Parkway Improvements

Project Stakeholders

Funding

The project design and construction is financed by the Federal Active Transportation Program funds granted by the California State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and County local funds. The wayfinding and monument signage is financed by Local Transportation funds granted by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and County local funds.

Traffic/Pedestrian Impacts During Construction

Construction activities will require a detour of pedestrians to opposite sides of affected street. Detour signs will be posted.
Updates/News
The work proposed for the month of September 2017 includes the following items: continue construction of crosswalks and curb ramps at the intersection of E. 118th Street and Wilmington Avenue, shutdown traffic signal on the southeast corner and perform traffic signal work on the northeast corner of E. 118th Street and Wilmington Avenue, perform earthwork on the newly constructed median island on Wilmington Avenue at the 105 Fwy on/off ramp, remove and replace sidewalk on the west side of Wilmington Avenue between E. 118th Street and E. 120th Street, install trees and pedestrian lights on Wilmington Avenue, and restore striping on Wilmington Avenue.