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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.


Sequel Contractors have begun preparations related to the street improvement component of Monrovia Renewal in the South section.  Various improvements are planned depending on the current street condition including slurry seal, asphalt overlay activities, micro-surfacing, and complete street reconstruction.

We recognize that construction can be messy and inconvenient, and we appreciate your patience through this process.

Please see the project area map for the specific street treatments in your area. You will find further details related to the three street treatments and possible impacts below.

We will do our best to minimize the impacts on residents and business. Streets and driveways may be inaccessible for intermittent periods during the day but will be accessible every night. 

  1. Street Reconstruction – The following streets are scheduled to have reconstruction improvement completed on them:  6th Avenue, Atara Street, Sierra Blanca, Kruse Street, Walker Avenue, El Norte Street, Fano Street, Radford Place, Pilgrim Way, Santa Fe Place , El Dorado Street, Rosewood Avenue, and Leafwood Drive!
    • In addition to the above streets, portions of the following streets are also scheduled to have a street reconstruction improvement completed on them:
      •  Peck Road
      • Genoa Street
        • Between 5thAvenue and Encino Avenue
      • 5th Avenue
        • Between Sierra Blanca and Diamond Street
        • Between Duarte Road and Genoa Street           
      • Alamitas
        • Between Montana Street and Diamond Street
      • Portion of Montana Street at the intersection with Monterey Street 
      • Encino Avenue
        • Between Huntington Drive and Alta Street
    • The street reconstruction involves a process where the existing roadway and subgrade will be pulverized, essentially turning the street to a dirt road. These sections will have some of the material removed and the remaining material will be graded and compacted to form the subgrade for the new street. The surface will be a hard, compacted dirt surface and it may remain in this state for approximately 1 to 2 weeks prior to be being paved. 
    • During this process, there will be periods where the street will be inaccessible for up to 8 hours.
    • When the street is paved, it will receive a total of four inches of new asphalt that will be installed over two separate paving operations, taking two days.     
    • Pulverizing and initial paving operations will be complete by January 17, 2019.


  2. Grind and Overlay – The following streets are scheduled to have a grind and overlay improvement completed on them: Alta Street, Bonita, Diamond Street, Anita Street, El Norte Avenue, Monrovista Avenue, and Hurstview Avenue!
    • In addition to the above streets, portions of the following streets are also scheduled to have a grind and overlay improvement completed on them:
      • Myrtle Avenue
        • South of Duarte Road
      • Evergreen Avenue
        • Between Myrtle Avenue and Mayflower Avenue
      • Shamrock Avenue
        • Between Central Avenue and Mayflower Avenue
      • Duarte Road
        • Between California Avenue and Mountain Avenue
      • Pomona Avenue
        • Between Myrtle Avenue and California Avenue
      • 8th Avenue
        • Between El Norte and Duarte Road
      • Genoa Street
        • Between Mayflower Avenue and Magnolia Avenue
      • Mountain Avenue
        • Between Evergreen Avenue and Duarte Road
      • El Norte Avenue
        • Between Peck Road and Santa Fe Place
      • Encino Avenue
        • North of Duarte Road
      • 5th Avenue
        • North of Sierra Blanca Drive
        • Between Genoa Street and Diamond Street
      • Montana Street
        • Between Los Robles Avenue and Monterey Street
    • A 2” grind and overlay treatment involves the removal of the upper 2” sectional of asphalt and replacing it with a new 2” asphalt cap. This treatment is utilized on streets that are structurally sound but have deteriorated to the point where they need a new asphalt cap.
    • During this process, there will be periods where the street will be inaccessible for several hours.
    • This work is scheduled for January 2019.


  3. Slurry Seal and Micro-Surfacing – Encino Way, Encino Place, Enterprise Way, Naples Street, Spanner Street, 9th Avenue and Venice Avenue!
  • Portions of Genoa Street is scheduled to receive a Micro-Surfacing treatment.
  • A slurry seal and micro-surfacing treatment is maintenance coating that is added to streets that are already in satisfactory condition. This treatment will prevent further degrading of the roadway surface, but is not intended to improve the feel or ride of the street.
  • These streets will be inaccessible for up to 8 hours during this process.
  • This work is scheduled for January 2019/February 2019.

During these activities, there will be intermittent road closures and parking restrictions. The streets and driveways will be accessible every night; however, access might be limited during daytime work activities. 

Please adhere to all posted parking restrictions.  You will receive additional notification a few days in advance of work beginning.  We appreciate your patience and support while we work to execute these improvements throughout our community.  If you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact Public Works at (626) 932-5575, or  


Street Construction Flyer


Notices will be distributed to residents and business owners in the areas where work will take place. The contracting team will distribute notices on the following schedule, which will vary by the specific work in each location:

  • Initial Notice – All residents and businesses in the construction area to inform them of pending work.
  • Five Day Notice – Specific notices will be delivered to the impacted areas five (5) days prior to work commencing. This notice will outline the work taking place, overview the schedule, and provide information on the associated impacts, such as parking restrictions or driveway access.
  • Two Day Notice – A final notice will be provided two days before the activity begins to remind folks of the coming work and impacts.

In addition, parking restrictions will be posted in the areas where parking will be impacted.

As the work in this section progresses, we will be sure to keep you updated on any developments. As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to execute this project. Questions or concerns? Please feel free to contact the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575 or


This week, the City’s contractor is scheduled to begin road pulverizing, and concrete and hydrant repair work, at the following locations:

 Pulverizing at:

◾ Santa Fe Place
◾ Fano Street
◾ Radford Place
◾ Maryanna Street
◾ Pilgrim Way
◾ Alamitas Avenue
◾ Montana Street
◾ 5th Avenue
◾ Sierra Blanca Drive

Pulverizing operations include pulverization of the existing street, removal of pulverized material, and fine grade the surface for asphalt placement.

During pulverizing operations, it is important to note:

  • These activities will take place over several days.

  • The street will be turned to dirt, and vehicles will have limited access during construction. There will be intermittent delays during working hours.

  • There will be parking restrictions posted on signs; however, vehicles will be permitted to park overnight in accordance with the information on the posted signs. 

  • Driveways will be accessible every night, however access may be limited during daytime work activities.

Pulverized streets may remain dirt streets for up to three weeks. 

Additional Monrovia Renewal Improvements for the Week of December 10:

  • Removal and replacement of concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveway approaches on Montana Street, Alamitas Avenue and Diamond Street 

We recognize that construction can be messy and inconvenient. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through these improvements! For more information about the Monrovia Renewal project, please to contact the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575 or the Monrovia Renewal Project Team at



Trees to be Removed and Replaced Related to Monrovia Renewal Work

Throughout the City, a number of trees have been identified as being problematic due to their health and condition as well as the impact they are having on the infrastructure. These trees have been assessed for their overall health and condition and for opportunities to minimize their impact on the infrastructure (such as root pruning or installing root barriers). The ultimate goal is to preserve as many trees as possible; however, in situations when the health of the tree is declining and the trees are impacting the infrastructure, a decision has been made to remove them in coordination with ongoing or upcoming Monrovia Renewal construction activity.
As a part of the replacement of the sidewalk, the tree wells will be left intact so that new trees can be planted back in their place. The Field Services team is working to identify suitable replacement trees and will work to replace them when the construction is complete and the planting season is desirable.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575.

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.

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.

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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