Los Angeles County Department of Public Works: Project status on Via Marina and Admiralty Way:
Los Angeles County is currently engaged in a $41 million infrastructure improvement project in the Marina, including Via Marina and Admiralty Way, which has, and will continue to have, an impact on traffic in the Marina for the next 3 years. All start dates furnished below are estimates from the Department of Public Works and subject to change. The DPW has not given estimated completion dates. Many of the improvements are geared towards accommodating increased development in the Marina, including several large apartment complexes on Via Marina.
The main projects, listed in order of starting date, are as follows:
1) 18″ Water Line replacement Phase II on Admiralty Way and portion of Via Marina: Construction started May 2011.
Scope of Work: Improve the Marina del Rey Water System to meet domestic and fire protection demands. Install approximately 9,500 linear feet of new 18-inch diameter steel pipeline along Admiralty Way and portions of Via Marina and Fiji Way to replace the existing, aged, and undersized 14-inch diameter water main.
2) Admiralty Way Settlement Repair. Construction started Sept 2012
Scope of Work: Repair the settled roadway to prevent further settlement; remove existing grade and cement treat soil; reconstruct sidewalks, curbs, gutters, driveways and medians; restore existing street lights, traffic loops, roadway striping and update signage.
3) Manhole Lining on Via Marina: Start Date October 2012
Scope of Work: To reduce the potential of groundwater infiltration into sewer manholes. Infiltration of groundwater reduces the capacity of the pipes which are already impacted by growth and development of the area. Work consists of the installation of a seamless plastic coating inside 75 sewer manholes.
4) Admiralty Way Street Improvement: Start Date February 2013
Scope of Work: To provide sufficient capacity to accomodate future traffic conditions to comply with the Marina del Rey Local Coastal Program. The project will also include resurfacing the existing pavement. Improvements will include traffic turn pocket modifications, new pavement, traffic signal upgrade, signing and striping, street light relocation, median reconfiguration and median landscape replacement.
5) 18″ Water Line replacement on Via Marina: Phase 111 A. Start Date February 2013.
Scope of Work: Improve the Marina del Rey Water System to meet domestic and fire protection water demands. Phase III-A consists of the installation of approximately 1,000 linear feet of 18-inch diameter steel pipeline along Via Marina from Panay Way to Marquesas Way to replace the existing, aged, and undersized 12-inch diameter water mains.
6) 18″ Water Line replacement on Via Marina: Phase 111 B. Start Date November, 2013
Scope of Work: Improve the Marina del Rey Water System to meet domestic and fire protection water demands. Phase III-B consists of the installation of approximately 8,800 linear feet of 18-inch diameter steel pipeline along Via Marina and Fiji Way to replace the existing, aged, and undersized 10-inch and
14-inch diameter water mains.
7) Oxford Retention Basin Multi-Use Enhancement: Start date April 2014.
Scope of Work: Improve flood control function, water quality, habitat, aesthetics, and recreation opportunities of Oxford Basin. Work will include re-grading, a circulation berm, replacement of non-native vegetation with native species, a decomposed granite walking path around the basin, and less obstructive fencing.
8)Roadway Project: Admiralty Way at Via Marina: Start date November 2014.
Scope of Work: To improve traffic flow and reduce traffic delay at the intersection of Via Marina and Admiralty Way. Reconfigure the existing “T” intersection to create additional left-turn pockets. Work will include reconstruction of medians, sidewalks, curbs, gutters; relocation of catch basins, street lights, and two bus pads; traffic signal upgrade, and striping.