The largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles — the $588 million Sixth Street Viaduct — recently opened to the public following six years of construction. The new bridge features segregated bike lanes protected using StarCurb Lane Dividers, manufactured from recycled rubber by Rosehill Highways.
The original Sixth Street Viaduct — opened in 1932 — was an iconic Hollywood landmark, appearing in numerous movies and TV shows including Grease, Terminator 2, and The Dark Knight Rises. Seismic vulnerability and a rare chemical reaction in the cement supports meant demolition and replacement was the only viable option, and the bridge was closed in 2016.
Construction of the new 3,500ft bridge began in 2017, and in 2021 traffic safety specialists US Reflector Co. approached Rosehill Highways looking for ways to protect bike lanes using sustainable products which could be attached directly to the road surface.
Working closely with engineers and designers from US Reflector Co., the StarCurb Lane Divider was developed for use on the Sixth Street Viaduct.
Sustainably and efficiently manufactured in the UK from 100% recycled tyre rubber bonded with a unique polyurethane chemistry, the solid rubber lane dividers are tough, durable, and engineered for long-term use.
Read more about the project: www.sixthstreetviaduct.org