What’s going on at the intersection of Del Mar Avenue and Valley Boulevard?
The Valley Blvd and Del Mar Avenue intersection is currently undergoing major construction work - including overhead utility lines being relocated underground, sewer pipes being replaced, and Del Mar Avenue paving. Over the next year or so, please expect lane reductions and traffic delays. We encourage you to seek alternative routes or leave earlier if you are traveling through the intersection.
As part of the hotel development project on the northwestern corner of Valley Blvd and Del Mar Avenue, all overhead utility lines adjacent to the project site and crossing Valley Blvd have been moved underground. Following this electrical utility work, is more utility work! As the existing sewer pipe is flowing very near capacity, there is a need for a larger pipe. The City has already awarded a construction contract for the installation of a new and larger sewer line across Valley Blvd. Once the sewer work is completed, the City will contract paving work to begin resurfacing Del Mar Ave on both sides of Valley Blvd. The intersection itself will not be included in this initial repaving work, but it will be fully reconstructed in 2024 as our Measure R-funded intersection projects with Metro begin.
What to expect in the near future?
Not only will the intersection of Valley Blvd and De Mar Ave be repaved; new traffic signals, controller cabinets, widening lanes and crosswalks will also be part of the project. The intersections of Valley Blvd at New Ave and at San Gabriel Blvd will also be included in this project, which will improve traffic flow along Valley Blvd.
There is still a lot of work to be done, but a very nice ending for this busy intersection is in sight. We thank everyone for their patience.