City of Hawthorne logoThe City of Hawthorne celebrates 2024 with a busy series of groundbreakings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Parks, buildings, and roadways are being revamped across the City, and all community members are invited to celebrate these markers of Hawthorne’s growth and connectivity. Read on for a detailed schedule of the City’s upcoming events.


Northeast Hawthorne (Groundbreaking Ceremony) – The project encompasses a comprehensive upgrade to Hawthorne’s street runoff conveying systems, traffic signal systems, and various other street improvements. Streets involved in the project include Cedar Ave. (from El Segundo Blvd. to 118th St. ), Freeman Ave. (from Imperial Hwy. to El Segundo Blvd.), Menlo Ave. (from Imperial Hwy. to El Segundo Blvd.), Oxford Ave. (from Imperial Hwy. to El Segundo Blvd.), and 126th St. (from Birch Ave. to Prairie Ave.). The estimated completion date is July 2025, with funding provided by Measure M and Measure R.

Alley Reconstruction Project (Groundbreaking Ceremony) – This project focuses on the restoration of various alleys across the City, including pavement removal and reconstruction, curb and gutter installation, and ensuring ADA compliance. The anticipated completion date of this project is set for June 2024, with funding from Measure M and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).


Housing Rehabilitation Project (Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony) – Scheduled for completion in December 2025 and funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, this project aims to expand housing options in the City of Hawthorne.

120th Street Phase I (Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony) – This project involves upgrades to traffic signals, trenching, conduit installation, and various street improvements at eight intersections along 120th Street. The estimated completion date is March 2024, and the project is being funded by Measure R, Prop C, Development Impact, and the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).


Zela Davis Park (Groundbreaking Ceremony) – This transformative project will fund new playground equipment, shaded picnic areas, exercise equipment, mosaic-lined walking paths, native landscaping, and other sustainable elements in Zela Davis Park. The expected completion date is December 2024, and the park upgrades are being funded by the Clean California Local Grant Program and Los Angeles Neighbor Land Trust.


Hawthorne Blvd (Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony) – This project encompasses upgrades to traffic signals, conduits, curbs, sidewalks, and ADA ramps at various locations along Hawthorne Blvd. Completion is anticipated in May 2024, with funding from Call for Project.

120th Street Phase II (Groundbreaking Ceremony) – The second phase of this project is aimed at increasing lane capacity at critical intersections through widening along 120th Street. Completion is expected in December 2026, and the project is funded by Measure R and Prop C.


El Segundo Phase I (Groundbreaking Ceremony) – Phase I of this street improvement project will widen two intersections, modify traffic signals, improve traffic coordination, and reconstruct pavement. Its estimated completion date is December 2025, and is funded by Measure R.


City Hall Expansion and Civic Park (Groundbreaking Ceremony) – This comprehensive project will revitalize Hawthorne’s civic center, and includes a three-story expansion of City Hall, a 95,000 square foot park and paved plaza area for public use and events, an underground parking structure, a food hall, and a walking loop. Construction is set to begin in Spring 2025, and is being funded by the Multi Fund and Measure A.


Senior Center Rehabilitation (Groundbreaking Ceremony) – The New Senior Center project will add a second floor (and an estimated 10,000 square feet) to the existing center. The new floor will host new offices; multipurpose rooms for activities like pottery, sewing, fitness, billiards, and reading; and a new patio area that overlooks the Hawthorne Memorial Center and park. Additionally, renovations to the first floor of the center will include improvements to landscaping, HVAC, flooring, appliances, the bingo board, administrative offices, decor, lighting, restrooms, stairways, elevators, safety systems, computers, and housing and homeless resources. The expected project completion date is June 2025, and this project is funded by the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Moneta Garden Improvements (Groundbreaking Ceremony) – This project will improve street runoff conveying systems, traffic signals, and potholes, and more on streets including 132nd St., 135th St., 139th St., Kornblum Ave., Yukon Ave., and Cerise Ave. Project completion is estimated for March 2025, and is funded by Measure M.

The City of Hawthorne invites all residents and stakeholders to join these ceremonies and celebrate the positive transformations taking place throughout Hawthorne. “The public works team has been hard at work making improvements throughout our City,” said Assistant Engineer Selena Acuna. “With each new and improved space, we are shaping a future that reflects our commitment to a thriving, interconnected community. We can’t wait to celebrate our accomplishments alongside the City of Good Neighbors!”

The City invites residents, media, and stakeholders to join these groundbreaking ceremonies. For RSVP or media inquiries, please contact (310) 349-2900.