The Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project
The City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering is working in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to build a new bridge for 6th Street that will incorporate the following features and benefits:
Safety Median Buffer
Multi-Modal: Cars, Bikes, and Pedestrians
In September 2012, the City of Los Angeles undertook a Design Competition to select a replacement for the new viaduct. In December 2012, the Bureau of Engineering alongside Mayor Villariagosa and Councilmember Huizar of the 14th District announced the winning firm, HNTB. See the winning design presentation boards here.
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 calendar of the full project please click here.
IDG sees this as a big positive development for the community which will bring access to LA River-adjacent recreational areas.
Arts District Developer to Fund Public Space Under Sixth Street Bridge
Leonard Hill Arts Plaza to Include Stage and Performances
From the Downtown News By Nicholas Slayton March 2nd, 2016
"The Leonard Hill Arts Plaza will be between the passageway running under the rail lines just west of the river and Santa Fe Avenue. Initial plans call for the 1.4-acre parcel to have a stage for performances and open space to hold as-yet-undetermined classes.
Hill’s donation, made to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, will pay for the design and construction of the plaza, as well as programming for three years."