Construction Alerts

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Visit this page for construction and related notices for work occurring in Monrovia.

Note that while the City strives to provide you with the most up-to-date information, construction schedules are subject to change with little or no notice for various reasons, including, but not limited to, weather conditions and unforeseen delays.

Monrovia Renewal LogoMonrovia Renewal Related Construction Notices

Monrovia Renewal is the largest public works project in the City's history, making citywide repairs where they are most needed to our water and sewer pipelines, water facilities, streets, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. Visit the Monrovia Renewal page to learn more.


Library Park Playground Improvements

Please excuse the dust while we make improvements to the Library Park Playground! The cushion cap at on the Library Park Playground is scheduled to be replaced December 11-20. While the work is being completed, the playground will be closed. Alternative locations for playgrounds can be found at Recreation Park (740 East Olive Avenue) and Julian Fisher Park (915 South California Ave) . Should you have any questions, please contact the Community Services Team at (626) 256-8225.

Kiwanis Park at Grand Avenue Improvements Update

Improvements at Kiwanis Park at Grand Avenue will be continuing in the coming weeks! If you recall, the Kiwanis Club of Monrovia donated $20,000 to the City in October 2017, to make improvements at Kiwanis Park at Grand Avenue. During the past weeks, we have been working with representatives from the Kiwanis Club, and an overview of our improvement efforts to date include the following:

  • Fencing
    • During the week of December 4, 2017, we will begin the demolition of the existing fence
    • At that time, temporary fencing will be put in place due to the drop off on the hillside
    • The area will be graded prior to the new fence being installed
    • The new fence will be constructed of tubular steel and will be powder coated in black, similar to the new fence at Julian Fisher Park
  • Solar Lights
    • Better Home Energy has donated a solar light to help facilitate lighting at the park
    • The City has met Mr. Potter from Better Home Energy in the field to assess the best location for the donated solar light
    • The recommendation is to place the new light at the far northwest corner of the park, near the playground and picnic area
    • This will light up the area where we have some concerns but will not negatively impact any of the neighbors
    • The materials and installation will be donated by Better Home Energy, and of course, the City will be working with the company during installation process
  • Furnishings (Picnic Tables, Trash Cans, and Bike Rack)
    • The City will be ordering 4 picnic tables, 3 trash cans, and 1 bike rack for installation at the park
    • Each item will be powder coated green, and will customized with the Kiwanis logo
    • Prior to the installation, staff will coordinate a walk-through with the Kiwanis Club members to verify placement locations
  • Memorial Benches
    • The City will also be installing a memorial bench at the park, and we are coordinating that effort with the Kiwanis Club
  • Drinking Fountain
    • The City has ordered a drinking fountain for the park, and we will install the new fountain as soon as it arrives
    • The drinking fountain will be installed near the bottom of the stairs, and will feature three water dispensing options (traditional, bottle filler and dog bowl
  • Irrigation
    • City staff is continuing our work to improve the irrigation at Kiwanis Park
    • We believe we have resolved all the brown spits and are now working to cut back on water usage to minimize any puddling related matters
  • Christmas Tree
    • Staff is continuing to work with the Kiwanis Club on the establishment of a Christmas Tree at the park
  • New Samson Bear
    • A new Samson Bear has been ordered by the Kiwanis Club and is currently being painted
    • In the next weeks, will be working with the Kiwanis Club look to spot the installation location

There are lots of moving parts associated with the improvements identified at Kiwanis Park at Grand Avenue, and if you have any questions about any of these items, please feel free to call our Public Works Yard at (626) 932-5575.

Tree Trimming Activities Around Town 

West Coast Arborists (WCA) are in town performing tree trimming at various locations as part of the City's annual tree maintenance program. If you have any questions or concerns regarding tree trimming, please contact Alex Tachiki at (626) 932-5553 or send him an email.

Tree Trimming Myrtle Tree Trimming

Historic Santa Fe Depot Renovations Underway - Public Access to the Station Square Promenade Closed During Construction

Historic Depot Sign

Restoration efforts for the Historic Santa Fe Depot at Station Square began in January 2017 and are expected to be complete by the end of the calendar year.

To facilitate construction, the Station Square Promenade (area highlighted in red on the map) will be closed to public access during rehabilitation of the Historic Santa Fe Depot. It will be secured with fencing and only individuals associated with the construction effort will be allowed onto the site while the work is being coordinated. Additionally, the City will be placing pedestrian detour and way-finding signs on site to direct individuals around the construction area. The Monrovia Gold Line Station will remain open to the public and will not be impacted by the construction activity.

Foothill Transit will be moving their bus stop for Line 270, which is currently located at the terminus of Primrose Avenue at Station Square. During construction, this stop will be relocated onto Myrtle Avenue at the 494 stop.

We apologize to everyone for any inconvenience the construction activity will create, and are looking forward to expeditiously completing the restoration of the Historic Santa Fe Depot! Based on our current construction schedule, it is anticipated that the work will be complete by the end of December 2017.