This project, once completed, will provide for three continuous lanes in the southbound direction along Sepulveda Boulevard between Sawtelle Boulevard and Green Valley Circle. Currently, within the project limits, there are two travel lanes southbound and three travel lanes northbound. “The Sepulveda Boulevard Widening Project will improve the traffic flow through a very busy area and shorten travel times on Sepulveda Boulevard. This project will result in the added bonus of
improving air quality locally, because fewer cars will be idling on Sepulveda Boulevard,
while they are waiting in traffic”, explained Culver City Mayor Micheál O’Leary.
Most of the construction work will occur on Sepulveda Boulevard between Green Valley Circle and Jefferson Boulevard/Playa Street. The proposed work includes street pavement reconstruction, landscape median and traffic signal modifications, utility relocation, and other miscellaneous improvements. The street reconstruction will extend approximately 200 feet on Playa Street/Jefferson Boulevard, Slauson Avenue, and Green Valley Circle. The entire street will be reconstructed with long lasting concrete street pavement.
The area between Playa Street/Jefferson Boulevard and Sawtelle Avenue (Sepulveda Boulevard southbound only) will be re-striped and on-street parking will be eliminated. Between Sawtelle Boulevard and Berryman Avenue, on-street parking between 3pm and 7pm will be prohibited. There is no change in traffic lanes or on-street parking in the northbound direction.
Construction begins on Monday, May 9, 2011 and is expected to be completed in
November 2011. The project will be constructed in phases to allow portions of
Sepulveda Boulevard to be open during construction. Throughout the construction
process, there will be through-lane and turning movement restrictions that will occur. At
times, there will be only one lane of traffic open in each direction. At other times there
will be two lanes of traffic open in one direction and one lane of traffic open in the other
direction. Motorists are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes during the
In order to expedite the construction, work will occur between 6 am and 10 pm, seven
days a week. However, on certain days, between Green Valley Circle and Jefferson
Boulevard at Playa Street, occasional night work will take place between 10 pm and 6
All business access will be maintained during normal business hours. The public is
requested to remain clear of the construction work zone and to obey all posted
construction signs. For traffic updates and to receive additional information, please visit
Culver City’s website at: www.culvercity.org/sepulveda and check for updates in local
news sites, on AM 1690 radio, and via the City’s e-mail notification system.