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.

Conceptual Rendering of Proposed Parkway Improvements

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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 around affected areas.

The proposed work for the month of December 2017 will continue with the installation of wayfinding signs along Wilmington Avenue between Imperial Highway and E. 120th Street and along E. 120th/E. 119th Streets between Compton Avenue and Willowbrook Avenue. Forty-three Banners and 26 Small ID signs will be installed on existing poles. Two entrance Pylons, seven Vehicular Directional signs, and 8 Pedestrian Directional signs will be mounted on new poles. One monument sign will be installed in the median island on Wilmington Avenue between E. 118th Street and the 105 Freeway on/off ramps.