A safety enhancement project is finally complete at the Torrance Certified Farmers’ Market.
Last year, the City awarded a construction contract to begin the installation of fixed and manual-retractable bollards, which are short vertical posts. In total, 118 fixed bollards and concrete wheel stops have been installed between parking stalls and 39 manual-retractable bollards are now installed in the car aisles.
The silver manual-retractable bollards are at the east end of the market, and can be raised during market hours and lowered when not in use. The green fixed bollards also help provide a perimeter for the farmers market and replace the “k-rail” barriers that were there before. The goal of the project is to increase security and protection for shoppers.
Daniel Gruezo, the civil engineer on the project, says the bollards are also more aesthetically pleasing. You can find them at Wilson Park’s northeast parking lot at 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard.
The project cost approximately $190,000.