A construction fenced taken down by a rare El Niño storm has provided a sneak peek at the improvements now underway at Marina del Rey's Oxford Basin.
The $14.5-million project from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works is making a series of functional and aesthetic upgrades which will improve the basin's function and add park-like amenities around its perimeter.
Ongoing work includes the removal of sediment from the basin, the installation of a new circulation berm and the addition of native landscaping. These improvements will enhance flood safety, reduce stormwater pollution and improve the facility's ecosystem.
A walking path is also being added around the perimeter of the man-made lagoon, complete with new landscaping, informational signage, observation areas, fencing and lighting.
As of last summer, the improvements were scheduled for completion within one year's time.
- Improvements Underway at Marina del Rey's Oxford Basin (Urbanize LA)