Portions of the Marvin Braude South Bay Bicycle Trail along the beach in Playa del Rey are set to receive various renovations starting next year.

More than four miles of the 22-mile South Bay Bicycle Trail are expected to be refurbished or completely rebuilt under the project, which will be funded by $5 million in Los Angeles County Fourth Supervisorial District capital improvement funds proposed by Supervisor Don Knabe. The County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the project funding Tuesday, May 13th.

The sections of the bike path planned for renovations are between Culver Boulevard in Playa del Rey and Calle Miramar in Torrance. The path improvements will cover over 21,000 feet.

“It is important that the bike paths running along public beaches are safe,” Knabe said. “I am glad to fund improvements that will enhance the safety and increase enjoyment of the numerous residents and visitors who use the Marvin Braude Bike Trail.”

The path renovations will involve removing damaged portland cement concrete and asphalt concrete and reconstructing portions of the bike path with similar materials, said Knabe spokesman David Sommers.

Slurry and crack sealing will also be used where complete restructuring of the path is not necessary, Sommers said.

The project will now go out to bid and construction is scheduled to begin in the summer next year.

Renovation of a portion of the bike path between 62nd Avenue and Culver Boulevard in Playa del Rey was completed in March.

The South Bay trail runs from Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades to Torrance County Beach. While some sections are on city streets, most of the trail runs along the beach.

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