Infrastructure

As we build a more sustainable, livable, and safe city, Los Angeles is investing in new infrastructure that will expand our transit system, protect our environment, build new jobs, and make it easier for everyone to get where they’re going. We are repaving thousands of roads, restoring sidewalks, modernizing LAX and the Port, expanding our public transit system, and rebuilding the 6th Street Viaduct.


STREET WISE. Since Mayor Garcetti took office, the Bureau of Street Services has paved a historic 2,400 lane miles each year, totaling over 10,800 total lane miles, the largest amount in City history. That’s equivalent to the distance from Little Tokyo in Los Angeles to Tokyo, Japan — and back. Thanks to Measure M and SB1, we have launched a Complete Streets program to improve our city streets, which will break ground in June 2018.

FLIGHT TOUCH. We are investing $14 billion in LAX to modernize each terminal, bring rail to the airport, and ease congestion, all while creating more than 40,000 construction-related jobs since 2007. Stay up-to-date with all the improvements at LAX here

TRAIN TO TERMINAL. To ensure everyone traveling to or from LAX has access to modern, reliable public transportation, Mayor Garcetti led the effort to secure a $4.9 billion contract — the largest ever awarded in the City’s history — to develop the Automated People Mover (APM), a train which will connect travelers directly to airport terminals at LAX from LA Metro's regional rail system, and create new and convenient locations for passenger pick-up and drop-off outside the Central Terminal Area. The APM, which broke ground in March 2019, will include trains that arrive every two minutes and have escalators, elevators, and moving walkways for quick access to the terminals — relieving traffic congestion by serving approximately 30 million travelers annually from 2023.

PORT PROCEEDING. To keep cargo flowing efficiently through America’s largest container port, the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation partnered to pilot a first-of-its-kind port information portal, a unique approach to demonstrate the benefits of digitizing maritime shipping data and making it available to cargo owners and supply chain operators through secure, channeled access. The digital platform, called the Port Optimizer, provides stakeholders with greater line-of-sight and planning capabilities to more effectively service ultra-large container vessels.

DON’T LOSE, REUSE. In February 2019, Mayor Garcetti announced that L.A. will recycle 100% of its wastewater by 2035 — a major step to expand water recycling and reduce reliance on imported water. The milestone will be made possible by improvements to the Hyperion wastewater treatment plant — which currently receives 81% of the City’s total wastewater and recycles 27% of the water that flows into the facility — and will cost roughly $2 billion over the next 16 years and create middle class engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance jobs.  

CONCRETE ACHIEVEMENT. For the first time in a generation, Mayor Garcetti is working to proactively repair our City’s sidewalks to be safe and accessible to all — with a commitment to invest $1.4 billion over the next 30 years in sidewalk reconstruction. Since 2015, the Safe Sidewalks LA has repaired over 65 miles of sidewalks.

AT HOME IN THE WATER. In January 2018, Mayor Garcetti broke ground on the North Hollywood West Treatment Wellhead — which will process enough water for 35,600 homes once operational in 2020. Over the next four years, the City will invest approximately $600 million in the San Fernando Valley, where the Groundwater Basin has the capacity to serve more than 800,000 residents per year. Additionally, the Mayor launched a pilot project at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant which will enable the facility to double its recycling capacity by 2026.

DELIVER ON OUR RIVER. Nearly a century ago, the urbanization of our region led to drastic flood mitigation projects — including the channelization of the LA River. Now, our River is experiencing a renewal after decades of unintended negative impacts from its encasement, which damaged the local ecosystem and separated communities from each other and the river itself. Mayor Garcetti is a leading force behind a major transformation of the L.A. River upon the banks where the City was originally settled.

Recent developments include:

  • $400 million in funding through Measure M to complete more than 20 miles of the LARiverWay system.
  • Plans to build 42 acres of open space right on the River’s edge to serve communities near the river and attract regional visitors to experience the River’s natural beauty.  
  • A new vision to restore our ecosystem and remake the concrete channel alongside 11 miles of the river.   
  • Enhancing mobility with new, bridges, with world-class design quality. In addition to the landmark Sixth Street Viaduct replacement, the LA River will soon see several new bridges serving people walking and using bicycles, including the North Atwater Bridge (a public-philanthropic partnership that will also serve equestrians), the Taylor Yard Bridge, and the Red Car Pedestrian Bridge.

TAKING NEW DIRECTION. In order to make Los Angeles a more navigable city, Mayor Garcetti directed the Mayor’s Office of City Services to work with the Bureau of Engineering to create our Street Wize app, which combines everything from film permits to resurfacing on one easy-to-read map.