The Replacement Viaduct
As a result of its declining condition, the Sixth Street Bridge is in need of replacement. The City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering is working in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to design a new bridge.
The new bridge will incorporate the following features and benefits:
- Creates Roadway Shoulders
- Provides Wider Sidewalks
- Removes Kink in Bridge
- Provides Safety Median Buffer
- Multimodal: Pedestrians & Bikes
- River Access & Enhancements
In September 2012, the City of Los Angeles undertook a Design Competition to select a design for the new viaduct. For more information on the design competition firms and designs click here. In December 2012, the Bureau of Engineers alongside Mayor Antonio Villariagosa and Councilmember Jose Huizar, 14th District announced the winning firm, HNTB. See the winning design presentation boards here. In July 2013, the City recommended the joint venture of Skanska/Stacy and Witbeck to construct the new $400 million Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project and in December 2013 their contract was approved.
Currently there are public briefings regarding updates and key matters in the design and development of the new viaduct. A full archive of past meetings including the agendas and presentations can be viewed here. For upcoming meetings or to see a proposed schedule of the full project please click here.