South side of Skirball Bridge under construction
With the north side of Skirball Bridge complete, the south side has been the focus of construction. Support columns in the I-405 median and construction of the anchoring abutments on the east and west extremes await construction and pouring of the bridge deck.
The south side reconstruction of Skirball Bridge is anticipated to be complete in summer 2013.
When completed, the expanded Skirball Center Dr Bridge will be widened by approximately 30 feet and designed to the latest seismic standards.
The new bridge will include a minimum 10-foot-wide travel path on the south side of the bridge to accommodate wildlife movement. This path would function as a wildlife conduit (nighttime hours) as well as a pedestrian sidewalk.
The new southbound on ramp from Skirball Center Dr opened on Sunday, February 3. The old southbound on-ramp has been permanently closed and will be demolished.
Reconstruction will create higher capacity southbound on-and off-ramps relocated approximately 2,000 feet south of the Skirball Center Dr Bridge. This will improve traffic flow by reducing conflict with Sepulveda Bl traffic lanes and alleviate congestion on the bridge.
Here are several features of the relocated southbound on- and off-ramps:
Construction Relations Team:
Kasey Shuda - Manager, Construction Relations
Erika Estrada - Sunset Segment (Constitution Av to Sepulveda Bl)
Megan Nangle - Wilshire Segment (National Bl to Constitution Av)
Ron Macias - Mulholland Segment (Sepulveda B. to Ventura Bl)
Ned Racine - New Media
Yvette ZR Rapose - Director of Construction Relations
Metro Community Relations
6060 Center Dr., 2nd Flr.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2952
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