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Welcome to the Engineering Division

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Engineering Division is to ensure the efficient coordination and responsible construction of a broad spectrum of public infrastructure and private development in the City of Manhattan Beach.

The primary responsibility of the Engineering Division is the design and construction oversight of the City's infrastructure [streets, water system, sewer system, storm drain system, park facilities, City buildings (i.e. fire station, community facilities, parking structures, etc.) and transportation/traffic systems]. The Division is the “keeper” of the City’s public infrastructure record drawings and data. Engineering Division is also responsible for the review, coordination and permitting of private and utility activities in the public rights of way. Staff also provides support to the Community Development Department in reviewing private development proposals to ensure orderly development consistent with the City’s General Plan. 

Engineering Division Contact Information:

Prem Kumar, P.E., M.B.A.
City Engineer

Liana Urrutia
Engineering Secretary

Public Works (310) 802-5300

Physical Address 
Engineering Division – Public Works Department
City of Manhattan Beach 
3621 Bell Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


The Facility is currently closed to the public due to Covid-19 Pandemic County Order.

Facility hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM.  The Public Works Facility is closed every Friday and all major holidays.


Current Active Projects - In Design
  • Fire Station No. 2 Design
  • Rosecrans and Sepulveda Bikeway
  • Larsson Street Pump Station Improvement 
  • Kiln Installation
  • Mariposa Fitness Station 
  • Sewer Infrastructure Improvements - Cycle 1
  • Storm Drain Infrastructure Improvements - Cycle 1 
  • Manhattan Village Restroom Upgrade
  • Facility Improvements, City Hall HVAC Improvement - Phase 2
  • Pier Railing Replacement
  • Aviation Boulevard at Artesia Boulevard Right Turn Lane
  • Parking Structure Lot 4 Repairs
  • Poinsettia Lift Station Upgrade
  • Pacific Lift Station Upgrade
  • Voorhees Lift Station
  • Pipe Replacement and Fire Hydrant Install - Cycle 1 Improvements
  • Stormwater Masterplan Update
  • Dual Left Turn Lanes at Manhattan Beach Boulevard at Sepulveda Boulevard East and North
  • Automatic License Plate Reader - Sepulveda Boulevard
  • Polliwog Park Playground
  • Wayfinding Sign Installation Cycle 1
Current Active Projects - In Construction
  • Citywide Concrete Repairs (Started November 2019)
  • Downtown Traffic Signal Upgrade (Phase 1 Started January 2019 and Phase 2 Starts January 2020)
  • Sepulveda Boulevard and 8th Street Intersection Improvements (January 2020)
  • Roof Replacement at Live Oak Park (Ceramics Studio and Recreation Hall) and                                 Marine Avenue Park (Rocketship Hall) (May 2020)                   Downtown Traffic Signal Project                      
  • Lobby Door Installation at City Hall (June 2020)
  • Street Resurfacing (June 2020)
  • Traffic Signal Preemption Devices (July 2020)
  • Undergrounding Utility Assessment District 4 (July 2020)
  • Street Resurfacing Project Cycle 1 (August 2020)
Upcoming Construction Projects
  • Undergrounding Utility Assessment Districts 12 and 14 (June 2020)
  • Block 35 Elevated Water Storage Tank Design (June 2020)         
  • Manhattan Senior Villas ADA Pathway (June 2020) 
  • LED Retrofit Project (June 2020)                                                   
  • Sepulveda Boulevard Bridge Widening (July 2020) 
  • Rosecrans Avenue Resurfacing Between Village Drive and Aviation Drive (July 2020) 
  • Battery Backup System (BBS) (August 2020)                                                           Sepulveda Bridge Ex. Photo
  • Manhattan Beach Boulevard/Harkness Crosswalk Streetlights (August 2020)
  • Peck Ground Reservoir (October 2020)
Recently Completed Projects


  • ADA Transition Plan and Self Evaluation for Public Rights of Way and City Facilities (January)
  • Engineering Division Roof Spine Replacement (April)
  • Red House Assessment (June)


  • Pavement Management Upgrade Program (January)
  • Federal Cycle 5 Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) (February)
  • State Cycle 10 Safe Routes to School (February)
  • Federal Cycle 3 Safe Routes to School (March)
  • Intersection Modifications and Asphalt Slot Patches Repair (April)           Veterans Parkway
  • Decorative Sidewalk (May)
  • Cycle 1 Sewer Main Replacement (May)                                 
  • Marine Avenue Pavement Resurfacing (June)
  • Liberty Village Pavement Resurfacing (June)                                         
  • The Strand Resurfacing (June)
  • Annual Slurry Seal and ARAM, Areas 4, 5 and 6 (June)          
  • Morningside Drive Rehabilitation (June)
  • Veterans Parkway Improvements (June)
  • CDBG Access Ramp Construction Project (June)
  • Wireless Bridge Solution (July)
  • Parking Structure Lot 2 Cracked Beam Repairs (August)
  • Rehab Gravity Sewer Mains (Spot Repairs) FY 14/15 (October)
  • Manhattan Avenue/Highland Avenue (1st-8th) Improvement (November)
  • Pedestrian Safety Improvements along Highland Avenue at 34th, 35th and 36th Street (November)
  • Wayfinding Sign Program (November)
  • City Hall Restrooms Remodel (December)
  • Public Works Facility Building "A" - Office Area (December)
  • Slurry Seal Rosecrans Avenue between Sepulveda Boulevard and Highland Avenue 
    Eastbound (December)
  • Roadway Safety Bollards/Barricade Concept (December)


  • 13th Street Sewer Replacement (January)                                           
  • 3rd Street Improvement (February)
  • Parking Lot No. 1 Retaining Wall (May)
  • Parkview Avenue Sidewalk and Curb Ramp (May)      
  • Fire Station Security Card Installation (May)                                 
  • Marriott Storm Drain Pump Station Upgrade (August)
  • Village Field Turf Replacement (August)
  • Village Field Fence Replacement (August)
  • Live Oak Park Netting Improvements (August)
  • Dorsey Field/Live Oak Netting (August)
  • Marine Avenue Park Batter's Eye (September)
  • Skate Spot Lights (September)
  • MBB, Oak, Redondo, 10th and 11th Street Resurfacing (November)
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Cycle 1 ADA Curb Ramps FY 2017-2018 (November)
  • Cycle 1 Storm Drain Improvement (November)
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Cycle 2 ADA Curb Ramps (November)
  • Roundhouse Aquarium (November)
  • Pier Utilities Replacement (November)
  • Wall Repair at 1545 11th Street (December) 


  • Tennis and Basketball Courts Resurfacing and Restriping at Live Oak Park, Mira Costa High School, and Marine Avenue Park (January)
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citywide Curb Ramp Construction (April)
  • Live Oak Park Wide Area Network and WIFI Fiber Optic Conduit (April)
  • Strand Stairs Rehabilitation (July)                                                                   
  • Pier Bollard (July)                                                                                           
  • Cycle 1 Storm Drain Catch Basin Connector Pipe Screen (August)       
  • Laurel Avenue Storm Drain Catch Basin Replacement (August)            
  • Pier Comfort Station Tile Mural and Sea Wall Tile (September)
  • Highland Avenue and 38th Street (October)
  • Marine Avenue Skate Park (October)


  • Slurry Seal Area 2 and 3 (October)
  • Parking Structure No. 2 Structural Rehabilitation (October)
  • Parking Lot 2 Concrete Topping Slab (October)                       
  • Pier Comfort Station Rehabilitation (October)




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