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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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Monrovia Renewal Construction

Updated on 05/30/2017 2:38 PM

Pictures of construction activities throughout town.

Street Repair Guide

Learn what to expect during the street improvements occurring from October 2016 through June 2017. For this phase of Monrovia Renewal, street repairs will begin on the western edge of the city and move east in the areas between Colorado Blvd. and the 210 freeway.

Road Work Underway Through June 2017

Find your street on the map to see what type of street improvements will be taking place, and learn the specifics of what to expect and the tentative construction schedule for your area by clicking the links below: 

The Southwest Section - the area west of Myrtle Ave. between Colorado Blvd and the I-210 - is nearly complete! Major street, curb, gutter, sidewalk, as well as water and sewer pipeline work is complete. Crews will be wrapping up small remaining items and re-striping the streets that were repaired.

Southwest Section (Area west of Myrtle between Colorado Blvd and the I-210):

Major street, curb, gutter, sidewalk, as well as water and sewer pipeline work is complete. Crews will be wrapping up small remaining items, striping the streets that were repaired, and applying the slurry seal treatment.

Southeast Section (Area east of Myrtle between Colorado Blvd and the I-210):

All concrete repairs to curbs, gutters, and driveway approaches are complete, as well as streets that needed to be reconstructed or milled and overlaid. Cape seal and slurry seal treatments are underway in May and are expected to be complete in early-mid June 2017.

Save the Date: Monrovia Renewal Dedication Event - June 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

We will be hosting a Monrovia Renewal Dedication Event on Thursday, June 22nd, to celebrate the completion of the water, sewer, street, and sidewalk improvements in the Southwest and Southeast sections of Monrovia Renewal! More details to follow. 

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.

New Handout: What is a Cape Seal?

Learn about why some streets will have a temporary loose gravel layer prior to the top coat being added. 

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

City Council Update: April 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!Monrovia Renewal Phasing Map

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


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