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 Related Construction
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.
Monrovia Renewal North Area Improvements - Updates for the Week of April 29
Monrovia Renewal construction activities in the North section will continue this week. Sully Miller Contracting will:
- Continue water main repairs on:
- Canyon Boulevard
- Greystone Avenue
- Norumbega Drive
- Concrete work will continue on:
- Magnolia Avenue
- Patterson Drive
- Hillcrest & Stedman beginning 5/6
We will do our best to minimize the impacts on residents. Sully Miller will deliver notices to all residents in the impacted area(s) prior to work taking place. The notices will outline the work taking place, a schedule overview, and information on associated impacts, such as parking restrictions and driveway access:
- Initial Notice - This notice will be distributed approximately one week prior to work commencing.
- Two Day Notice - A final notice will be provided two days before the activity begins to serve as a reminder of the upcoming work and associated impacts.
In addition, parking notices will be posted in the areas where parking will be impacted. During these activities, there will be intermittent road closures and parking restrictions. Streets and driveways may be inaccessible for intermittent periods during the day but will be accessible every night.
We recognize that construction can be messy and inconvenient, and thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through these improvements! For more information on what work will be happening on your street and general inquiries about the Monrovia Renewal project, please contact the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575 or email the Monrovia Renewal Project Team. In addition, you can visit the Monrovia Renewal webpage for all the latest project news and updates. View the map below to see what road work improvements are coming to your street!
Giant Boulders Delay Completion of Water Pipeline Repair on Canyon Boulevard as Part of Monrovia Renewal North Section
Work is scheduled to continue this week on the construction of a 16” water pipeline as part of the Monrovia Renewal North Section Infrastructure Improvement Project. Initially, the work was projected to be completed by April 26; however, construction crews have encountered some delays in the work. As crews have been digging in the area of the pipeline, they have encountered rocks and boulders ranging in size from Volkswagens to Peterbilts! This has resulted in slower progress than anticipated and, now, the project management team is forecasting another two to three weeks of work in this area, with revised estimated completion date by the week of May 20th!
The project is installing a 16” pipeline in the area that will improve water flows, pressure, and reliability in the area. As work is continuing, restricted traffic flow and on street parking will continue. Please use caution and watch for construction activity and foot traffic when driving in the area. The Map below highlights the areas of impact for this construction work.
During construction, parking will be restricted during working hours along Canyon Boulevard, from Canyon Crest Drive to Oakglade Drive. This will be necessary given that traffic will be reduced to one lane, with proper traffic control and flaggers in place to safely direct vehicle traffic.
The City will maintain vehicle access to Canyon Park, and furthermore, pedestrian access along the sidewalk will also be maintained. Given the extent of these improvements, we are asking that all motorists and pedestrians traveling in the area be cautious and aware of the activity occurring, and to expect delays when traveling through the identified construction area.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575, or via email. Additionally, updated construction schedules and notices will be available on the City’s website and on the City’s social media accounts. And please know that all of us here at the City appreciate your patience during these periods of construction activity!
Monrovia Renewal South Section - City is Working to Finalize a Plan to Complete All of the Identified Street Repaving Work in the Area... Which Totals 1.35 Million Square Feet of Street Repairs!
If you’ve been thinking that the City isn’t quite done yet with the South Section of Monrovia Renewal… you’d be right!
As you may recall, the South Section of our overall Citywide infrastructure improvement plan includes the entire portion of the City located south of the I-210 Freeway. And during the past few months, the City has been working to develop an alternative plan to complete the street repair work for that particular section of town.
To date, we have been working with one contractor (Sequel Construction), however, for a variety of coordination and scheduling issues, here at the City, we have had to develop an alternative plan in order to finish the identified work.
To date, Sequel Construction has completed over 500,000 square feet of street improvements in the South Section. However, there is still around 1.35 million square feet of street improvements that have not yet been started. Given that factor, our Public Works Department is working to finalize a recommendation for City Council consideration in May that will allow us to effectively complete all of the remaining street work. Based on our current review of existing street conditions, the streets located in the South Section that still require work include:
|5th Avenue||8th Avenue||9th Avenue||Alta Street|
|Alta Vista Avenue||Anita Street||Beneath 210 Freeway||Bonita Street|
|Diamond Street||Duarte Road||El Norte Street||Encino Avenue|
|Encino Way||Encino Place||Enterprise Way||Evergreen Avenue|
|Genoa Street||Hurtsview Avenue||Ivy Avenue||Monrovista Avenue|
|Montana Street||Alamitas Avenue||Mountain Avenue||Myrtle Avenue|
|Naples Street||Peck Road||Pomona Avenue||Shamrock Avenue|
|Spanner Street||Venice Avenue|
A map highlighting the streets that still require additional work is included below. In addition, all of us here at the City appreciate the patience that the community has had with us as we’ve worked through executing our signature capital improvement initiative. Monrovia Renewal has certainly been messy, but the end result is upgraded infrastructure throughout our community. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of our project team (626) 932-5575 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Removal of the Remaining K-Rail in the Madison Fire Area Set to Begin in Late May!
In the aftermath of the 2013 Madison Fire, which burned more than 80 acres of the hillside, the City partnered with Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to install more the 5,600 linear feet of K-rail in key locations to allow for the reestablishment of hillside vegetation lost during the fire. In October of 2018, the City coordinated the initial removal of K-rail along portions of Avocado Place, Crescent Drive, Heather Heights Court, Lotone Street and the upper portion of Highland Place. In addition, as an added safety precaution, the remaining K-rail along the lower portion of Highland Place, upper Mauna Loa Drive, and Hillcrest Boulevard was left in place so that staff could assess the area during the rainy season.
In an effort to accommodate the Monrovia Renewal work within this area, the final sections of K-Rail are scheduled to be removed beginning May 28, 2019. This work is anticipated to take 3 days and will be completed during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Once the K-Rail is removed, Sully-Miller will coordinate the concrete and street improvements within this area.
It is the City’s goal to minimize impacts to residents in the area during the K-Rail removal process. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of our project team (626) 932-5575 or at email@example.com.
Studio Movie Grill Planning on Repaving a Portion of Lemon Avenue by the Fire Station on Either April 29 or May 6
Just a quick note to let everyone know that Studio Movie Grill will have their contractor conduct paving work on Lemon Avenue located just west of Fire Station 101 (see the highlighted portion of the map below for a more precise location of the work). The street repairs are being planned to take place on either Monday, April 29, or Monday, May 6. As part of the work, the construction crew would be starting at 6:00 a.m. and finishing by around 3:00 p.m.
Based on the type and amount of work being coordinated, the job is expected to be completed in one-day, and Studio Movie Grill’s contractor has proposed a traffic control program to facilitate 2-way traffic during the construction work.
Annual Citywide Sewer Cleaning Program Set to Begin, With 200,000 Linear Feet of Sewer Lines Set to be Cleaned by July
We wanted to let everyone know that this week, the City started our annual sewer maintenance program, and our team has been deployed in concert with a private contractor (Houston Harris) to coordinate an initial cleaning of ~250,000 linear feet of sewer lines throughout the City. And just in case you didn’t know… 250,000 linear feet is equivalent to nearly 47 miles!
Overall, the City’s sanitary sewer system contains approximately 92 miles of sewer line comprised of various sizes (ranging from 6” to 24” diameters) and materials (including iron, steel, and vitrified clay). Given that quantity of sewer lines, our sewer maintenance program includes the cleaning of around 250,000 linear feet of sewer pipelines annually. The crews in the field now are using a method known as hydro jetting to clear any possible sewer blockages, and additionally, our team will be coordinating the inspection of the sewer lines utilizing closed circuit video. Other maintenance activities include root removal and pest control programs.
During the next few months, we will be coordinating this sewer maintenance work, and if you see large equipment located throughout town at sewer manholes… rest assured, our team is hard at work keeping the brown in the round!
Southern California Edison Engaged in Ongoing Repair Work Here in Town for the Remainder of 2019
In response to the devastating wild fires in Southern California recently, Southern California Edison has been coordinating with City staff on scheduling high priority repairs related to fire safety which will take place over the next 9 months. SCE staff has identified a number of needed repairs to their infrastructure citywide, ranging from replacing conductors, cross-arms, cabling, anchoring poles, pole replacement, or simple miscellaneous repairs. Each of these needed repairs has been given a priority level designation (1-3) with 3 being the highest priority repair.
To date, SCE staff has identified approximately 200 Tier 3 repairs that need to be completed by May 31 in their designated high fire zone. In addition to the Tier 3 repairs, SCE staff has identified an additional 350 Tier 2 and Tier 1 repairs that need to be completed by the end of the year (December 31). In total, that means SCE will be repairing approximately 550 various pieces of equipment throughout town over the next 9 months. Public Works staff is coordinating with SCE staff on permitting, scheduling of work, and ultimately coordination that helps SCE complete their interim and final completion dates. Because of the volume of work, this will likely mean that SCE will be working seven days a week between now and the end of May to meet the first interim completion date for Tier 3 repairs.
SCE will be sending out mailers, door knockers, and other notification letters to the residents in the impacted areas in advance of the work. We have included a copy of that letter below. Additional notification will be required when SCE needs access to private property as well as additional notification that results in any temporary power outages. If there are any questions regarding SCE’s activity, please visit SCE’s website. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Public Works at (626) 932-5575.