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$109M Renovation of CA Transit Station Begins

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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The Los Angeles Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Improvement Project has officially launched, with work starting on the $109 million project just last week.

The 6.9-acre overhaul is part of a larger scheme to redevelop the city’s Blue Line and aims to streamline rail and bus transfers in an effort to make the passenger experience more efficient.

The Project

Project manager and architecture firm Stantec, along with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, is leading the way with subconsultants that include Kimley Horn & Associates for transit planning and civil engineering; Miyamoto International and PacRim Engineering for structural engineering; PBS Engineers for mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineering; and W2 Design for utilities and civil engineering. The general contractor on the project is Icon West, according to ENR California.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

The Los Angeles Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Improvement Project has officially launched, with work starting on the $109 million project just last week.

Highlights of the work include:

  • Metro Customer Service and Security Center: A new 6,800-square-foot space for traditional customer service such as purchasing tickets and getting help with route planning will also house a security station and traffic court.
  • A 7,450-square-foot Metro Bike Hub: The hub will provide a secure and protected space for bicycle parking. The facility will also be an education center with seminars and workshops planned on bike safety and maintenance.
  • Community Plaza: This 22,200-square-foot open-air space was designed as a public resource to be used for community events year-round, including special exhibits, celebrations, movie nights and food trucks.
  • Station Remodel: The station itself will be closed for a period of time for construction. The 13,250-square-foot remodel includes extending the platform and mezzanine connection, providing greater capacity and daylight for those using the platform, a new pedestrian crossing across Metro and Union Pacific tracks, new elevators and stairs between the Blue and Green lines, a new “kiss-and-ride” dedicated drop-off location, and additional dedicated bus bays.

“The transformation of the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station into a modern transit hub is being made possible by our local, state and federal funding partners,” said Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington in a news release.

“In addition to providing a better mobility experience for our customers, this crucial work will improve the quality of life for the Willowbrook community.”

Work is slated to wrap up in 2020.


Tagged categories: Ongoing projects; Public Transit; Renovation

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