As we move into November, here’s an update on some of the construction projects currently taking place in San Gabriel:
The ACE Project and haul route restoration project nears completion
The Alameda Corridor East San Gabriel trench is nearing completion, with trains already running in the trench and several crossings already open to traffic. As part of the project, more than 3.5 miles of city streets have been repaved to repair damage from heavy truck hauling during the trench’s construction. San Gabriel Boulevard, Mission Road, Agostino Road, Del Mar Avenue, Grand Avenue, Main Street and Santa Fe Avenue are now mostly complete, and track removal at four crossings is progressing. Once the crossings are complete, construction crews will complete the final paving.
A look at the San Gabriel trench
Marshall Community Park chugs along to a December opening
Construction on the new park is moving along, with grading, utilities, lighting, walkways and playground equipment installation now complete. Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the landscaping, restroom building, and play area, and the grand opening ceremony will be held in early December.
Stay tuned for more information!
A look at Marshall Community Park, which is set to open this December
San Gabriel Boulevard/Mission Road intersection improvements
Construction contractors have been working on street and sidewalk improvements, along with the construction of a right turn lane from Mission Road to San Gabriel Boulevard. New traffic signals and new drainage facilities are also under construction, and utility companies are currently working to relocate their facilities to accommodate the new improvements.
Paving on the south and west legs of the intersection have been completed, and the project is scheduled to wrap-up in November.
Vincent Lugo Park receives new fitness equipment and picnic shelters
Good news fitness fans –new adult fitness equipment has been installed at Vincent Lugo Park. This is in addition to three new picnic shelters that were recently constructed to provide much-needed shade for park goers.
One of three new picnic shelters installed at Vincent Lugo Park
2017-18 Great Streets Pavement Project awards design contract
Divided into two phases, the 2017-18 Great Streets Pavement Project will complete its first phase of design in December 2017, and phase two in April 2018. Here is the current list of streets included in the program:
- San Marino Avenue (from Longden to Las Tunas)
- Warner Lane (from San Marino to the west end)
- Oak Lane (from San Marino to the west end)
- Broadway (from Mission Drive to Junipero Serra)
- Alanmay (from Broadway to Live Oak)
- Cresta Avenue (from Las Tunas to Hermosa)
- Earle Street (from Las Tunas to Elm)
- Bilton Way (from Fairview Avenue to Orange Street)
- Orange Street (from Del Mar Avenue to Montecito)
- Santa Anita Street (from Mission Road to Mission Drive)
- Arroyo Drive (from Santa Anita to Mays Alley)
- Carmelita Drive (from San Marcos to Mission Drive)
- San Marcos Street (from Santa Anita Street to Mays Alley)
- Alley west of City Hall (from Santa Anita Street to McGroarty)
Design is underway for Del Mar Avenue from Bencamp Street to Chestnut Avenue
Design is underway for phase two of the Del Mar Avenue project, which will see the repaving of the street and the replacement/upgrade of the sanitary sewers below Del Mar Avenue. Design for the project will be completed by the end of the year, and construction will start in early 2018.
Construction on the Alhambra Wash Bridge to begin in early 2018
Funded by the federal bridge replacement program, the Alhambra Wash Bridge replacement project is being designed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. The County Board of Supervisors has awarded the contract, and construction will begin in early 2018. The bridge will be built in stages to keep Del Mar Avenue open to traffic during construction, with a projected completion date of 2020.
Broadway/Walnut Grove intersection project completes design
Design for this federally-funded project is now complete, and several utilities have been relocated to make way for intersection improvements. Negotiations are currently underway with adjacent property owners to acquire small portions of land necessary to construct turning lanes, curbs and sidewalks. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2018, and will be coordinated with the school calendar to minimize disruptions and delays.