City of Los Angeles
ASCE, Los Angeles Section - Outstanding Transportation Project of the Year
Improving the Most Heavily Used Transit Corridor in LA County
As the most heavily-used transit corridor in Los Angeles County, Wilshire Boulevard is an important strategic Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor. The goals of this $20 million project are to improve travel times and service reliability, increase ridership, and encourage a shift from automobile use to public transit.
Predesign, design, and construction support services were rendered for this 3.5-mile BRT project with boundaries from Western Avenue to San Vicente Boulevard, and Federal to Barrington Avenues. Primary improvements consisted of reconstructing and resurfacing the curb lanes to provide a structurally sufficient and smooth roadway surface for the articulated rapid buses and users of the curb lanes, and repair and resurfacing of the middle lanes of the roadway. Wilshire Boulevard was widened in both travel directions between Federal and Barrington Avenues to provide the peak-hour bus lanes.
Project stakeholders include City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Bureau of Street Lighting, Bureau of Street Services, Metro, County of Los Angeles, City of Beverly Hills, and various franchise utility companies.