Monrovia Renewal is the largest public works project in the City's history!
This exciting initiative is making citywide repairs to our water and sewer pipelines, water facilities, streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters. These improvements are expected to take 4-5 years to complete and cost $51.7 million.
Keep up to date on the project, related field work, and construction starting Summer 2016 through 2020.
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Phase I of Monrovia Renewal Now Complete!
The Southwest and Southeast Sections of Monrovia Renewal, which includes the area between Colorado Boulevard and the I-210 freeway from the western to eastern edges of the City - is now complete!
On June 22, 2017, Monrovia residents and community stakeholders joined the City Council to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Monrovia Renewal infrastructure improvement initiative!
Over the past ten months, the City has invested over $9.4 million dollars to enhance and renew our water, sewer, sidewalk, and street infrastructure.
More specifically, the City has been able to complete the following project in the Southwest and Southeast sections of Monrovia Renewal:
Monrovia Water Infrastructure Repairs:
- 2,105 feet of damaged water pipeline replaced
- 131 customer water service lines replaced
- 5 fire hydrant connections added or replaced
Monrovia Sewer Infrastructure Repairs:
- 101,000 linear feet of sewer pipeline cleaned and videoed to identify need repairs
- 568 feet of damaged sewer pipeline replaced
- 32 segments of sewer pipeline repaired
- 6,621 feet of lining and 148 seals added to sewer pipelines to extend their life
Monrovia Street Infrastructure Repairs:
- 44 streets segments fully reconstructed with a brand new street
- 17 streets segments rehabilitated by removing and replacing the top layer
- 35 streets segments treated with Cape Seal
- 8 streets segments treated with a Slurry Seal, adding a new top coat to preserve the street
Monrovia Sidewalk Infrastructure Repairs:
- 250,000 square feet of sidewalk repaired or replaced
We wanted to thank our residents and the entire community for your patience as we completed the infrastructure repairs these past months. Construction can be messy and inconvenient, and we appreciate so much the community support and understanding as we worked to implement the Phase I improvements associated with Monrovia Renewal.
Moving ahead, please watch for updates related to the beginning of Phase II in the Northwest and South sections of Monrovia in Fall / Winter 2017.
Sidewalks Repairs Underway in Northwest Section of Monrovia Renewal
During the past year, the City has been working with Precision Concrete Cutting to assess the City’s entire sidewalk system - about 125 miles of sidewalk! Their Sidewalk Master Plan reported the condition of all our sidewalks, and the City has created a plan to address these issues. Some damaged sections of sidewalk will need to be removed and replaced, whereas other sections can be repaired using Precision's patented sidewalk cutting technology to remove sidewalk lifts up to 2 inches in height and address cracks and other imperfections. This technique has minimal impact and results in a cost savings of up to 84% over replacing the whole panel!
Precision has completed more than 7,000 sidewalk repairs in the Southwest and Southeast Sections (area between Colorado Boulevard and the I-210 Freeway) of Monrovia Renewal over the past year.
Precision's crews are now working in the Northwest Section of Monrovia Renewal - the area west of Myrtle Avenue between Colorado and Hillcrest Boulevards - to reduce trip hazards and other sidewalk issues.
There are no roadway impacts while these repairs are taking place, as Precision uses a mobile cart on the sidewalk area itself. Cones will be placed in the work area. Pedestrians should use caution when moving through the area and cross to the other side of the street or take an alternate route where possible.
If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at (626) 932-5575.
Northwest & South Area: Tentative Schedule
Design is currently underway in the Northwest and South areas of Monrovia Renewal.
Northwest Section (Area west of Myrtle between Colorado and Hillcrest Blvds):
- Selection Process for Contractors for Construction Work: May - July 2017
- Construction Work Begins: September 2017
South Section (Area south of the I-210 freeway to City limits):
- Selection Process for Contractors for Construction Work: August - September 2017
- Construction Work Begins: October 2017
Staff present the City Council with a quarterly update on Monrovia Renewal. View the most recent presentation from April 4th to learn more about the project and see pictures of the construction going on around town.
A Note on Construction Schedules...
We are committed to providing you with timely updates on the project's progress and the construction scheduled to take place. Unfortunately, in construction, schedules frequently change at the last minute, due to weather conditions, crew availability, coordination with other agencies, and other unforeseen conditions. We strive to update when these changes occur, and we thank you for your flexibility in advance!
Sewer Cleaning and Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)
As a part of our routine maintenance program and to facilitate the design of Monrovia Renewal repairs, all of the sewer lines in the City are being cleaned and inspected using Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) technology.
The City’s sewer maintenance contractor, National Plant Services, is currently working in the Northwest segment of Monrovia Renewal, which is the area between Colorado Boulevard and Hillcrest Boulevard, east of Myrtle Avenue extending to the City’s western limits.
When National Plant Services is out in the field, they use a jetter (or cleaning truck) and a box truck containing the television equipment. The equipment is situated next to sewer manholes located in the road, and the crew takes about 30 minutes at each manhole location. The lines are first cleaned and then inspected utilizing the television equipment.
After we complete work in the Northwest section, additional sewer maintenance and CCTV work will occur in the South section to prepare for repairs that will take place starting in late Fall 2017.
Explore the Improvements Coming to Your Neighborhood!
To improve efficiency and shorten the construction time spent in each area, Monrovia has been divided into six segments. Construction will occur in each segment according to the timeline below:
- Southwest and Southeast - 2016 - 2017
- Northwest and South - 2017 - 2018
- North - 2018 - 2019
- Northeast - 2019 - 2020
Street Repair Guide - Learn what to expect when curb, gutter, and road work come to your area as part of Monrovia Renewal.
- Handout: What is a Cape Seal? -
Learn why some streets will have a temporary loose gravel layer prior to the top coat being added.