2012/13 Maintenance Area 1 & 7 Slurry Seal Program
The project consists of the removal and replacement of damaged pavement areas, crack filling, weed control, and slurry sealing of the pavement areas.The project commenced on March 28th and will be completed by June 18, 2013. The total construction cost is $1.5M. For maps of the affected areas click here.
TEMPLE AVENUE STREET REHABILITATION - Substantially Completed as of June 1st, 2012
The Temple Avenue Street Rehabilitation project will consist of the reconstruction of Temple Avenue from Grand Avenue to the easterly City Limits. The project is anticipated to begin on April 30, 2012 and be completed in late June 2012. The project has been funded through Local and Federal Grants. Due to the project's proximity to Mt. SAC, the City has coordinated extensively with Mt. SAC staff to avoid conflicts with Mt. SAC events. In order to minimize impacts of the construction and to maintain access to the Mt. SAC campus, the Contractor will perform some work on weekends.
It is recommended that drivers needing to access the campus do so via Mountaineer Road to avoid delays.
Should you have any questions, please contact the City Engineer's Office at (909) 594-9702.
Verizon FIOS (PROJECT HALTED BY VERIZON DUE TO DOWN ECONOMY)
As mentioned before in the September 2007 direct mailer and in the City's Recreation guide, Verizon has started their FIOS construction project. Residents may experience impacts during construction; however, staff is available to assist residents with minimizing potential impacts. If you experience a construction related issue, please call (909) 594-9702. If you have any other questions related to Verizon FIOS, you may direct them to City Hall, (909) 595-7543.
Alameda Corridor-East Project - COMPLETED
Alameda Corridor-East Project encompasses a distance of 35 miles through the San Gabriel Valley between East Los Angeles and Pomona (generally paralleling the I-10 San Bernardino Freeway and SR-60 Freeway. The project connects the Alameda Corridor and the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the transcontinental rail network, creating a faster, more efficient method of distributing the expected $314 billion in annual trade.
With the completion of the Alameda Corridor, train traffic through the San Gabriel Valley will increase by as much as 160 percent by the year 2020. The goal of the $950 million Alameda Corridor East (ACE) Project is to mitigate the effects of increased traffic along a 35-mile freight rail corridor through the San Gabriel Valley from East Los Angeles to Pomona. The ACE Project includes transportation safety improvement projects at 39 grade crossings located throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
The project is designed to improve mobility and safety by constructing grade separations at 20 rail crossings along the corridor including the following streets that boarder the City of Walnut; Nogales Street, and Fairway Drive.
The grade separation of Nogales Street under the railroad tracks and Valley Boulevard was completed on schedule, opening to traffic on August 28, 2005. The grade separation of Fairway Drive is still pending due to funding, project proposed for 2007.
Resources for the ACE project are provided by Federal, State, Regional, Union Pacific Railroad, and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
Project benefits for the City of Walnut include safety upgrades at the Brea Canyon Road rail crossings along the ACE corridor. Safety upgrade includes, new traffic and train signage, re-striping of streets, updated signal preemption, measures to eliminate gate drive-arounds, minor roadway widening, installation of active warning devices, new pedestrian sidewalks and safety protection, re-grading and repair of vehicle crossings, and other measures designed to improve traffic flow or enhance safety. Other project benefits include reduced air and noise pollution for the City of Walnut.
Brea Canyon Road may have some minor interruptions due to construction that is planned to take place August 2006 through January 2008.
Overall the ACE Project completion is slated for 2008. For questions, comments or would like the latest construction information, please call the project helpline, 888-ACE-1426, or visit the website at: www.theaceproject.org.