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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.

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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 South Section Infrastructure Improvements - Work for Week of November 5, 2018

This week, the following work will take place in the Monrovia Renewal South Section:

  • Removal and replacement of concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk and driveway approaches:
    • 5th Avenue, El Dorado Street and Venice Avenue
  • Storm drain service work:
    • Fano Street

 If Construction is in Your Neighborhood, Be on the Lookout for These Notices!

Notices will be distributed to residents and business owners in the area 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

West Coast Arborist Has Started Grid Tree Trimming Activities, and all Trees Located North of Foothill Boulevard are Scheduled for Trimming in the Coming Months.

The City currently, deploys a citywide tree trimming program that coordinates tree trimming activity in different sections of the City throughout the course of the year. Recently, staff coordinated to have our tree trimming contractor, West Coast Arborist, begin mobilization in anticipation of our annual tree trimming work.

Based on our current schedule, the tree trimming work will be focused in the area located north of Foothill Boulevard, and work crews will be conducting tree trimming activities on all trees located within the City's parkways during the next few months. The work schedule calls for tree trimming to start on the west end of the City, and crews will progress eastward. Of course, prior to any tree trimming work, the City will have "no parking signs" posted in advance of any scheduled maintenance activity. Also, as this process unfolds, please feel free to contact the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575, if you have any questions or concerns.

Monrovia Renewal Road Construction Activities in the South Section are Set to Begin in November 2018

We are so excited to share with the community that the City's contractor will begin street reconstruction work in the South Section of Monrovia Renewal in just a few weeks when we hit November 2018! The planned street improvement work includes slurry seals, cape seals, micro-surfacing, asphalt overlays, and full street reconstruction activities. Pulverizing operations are set to begin in early November, with paving operations scheduled to begin in late November / early December 2018.

During pulverizing operations, it is important to note the following:

  • Although many streets will be turned to dirt, vehicles may still access the street
  • There will be parking restrictions posted on signs, however vehicles will be permitted to park overnight in accordance with the information posted on the 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

The project area map below includes the specific road work that will take place on each street in the South section of the Monrovia Renewal project. More details on the upcoming road work for Monrovia Renewal will be included in future updates, including dates and specific street locations, and we appreciate your patience and support while we work to execute these improvements throughout our community!

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding Monrovia Renewal, please feel free to contact Public Works at (626) 932-5575, or via email at In addition, further project details can be found online.

Monrovia Renewal South Section Street Work

Southwest / Southwest Sections of Monrovia Renewal Getting Newly-Painted Curb Addresses

As a follow-up to the Monrovia Renewal improvements completed in the Southwest and Southeast sections of the City, house numbers needed to be re-painted on the streets where curb and gutters had been removed and replaced. These two sections had approximately 900 address needed this service and to complete this work by a contractor would have been a costly endeavor.

City staff proposed a unique solution to this taxing project. Staff proposed working with a long time partner and non-profit, Care for the Children to pay them directly to complete the work at a significantly lower rate. Care for the Children has long served our community by painting house numbers on curbs and are the subject area experts in this field. Although, typically this organization collects donations for curb painting, the City developed a plan to re-paint addresses, without solicitation or donation. This cost saving plan allowed for the replacement of curb addresses at a lower rate, while also benefiting Care for the Children.

In the coming weeks, the traditional voluntary donation curb painting program will resume, on streets where curb addresses were not impacted by Monrovia Renewal! Many thanks to the members of our City team in the Public Works Division for their assistance in developing this innovative solution.

Gold Hills Landscape Improvements are in the Works, with the Update Scheduled for Completion in Late November 2018

In the coming weeks, the City owned property at the west entrance to the Gold Hills neighborhood is scheduled for irrigation and landscape improvements that are currently being coordinated by staff. During the past few weeks, we have been working to develop the updated landscape plans to clean up and improve this area on North Myrtle Avenue.

Based on our plans to date, planned improvements will include cleaning up debris and trash in the area, pruning the over grown bushes, removing unhealthy plans, and installing new water-wise efficient sprinklers and deer tolerant plants! The clean-up phase began this past week and the project is scheduled for completion in late November 2018!

Basement Repairs at the Historic Museum Have Begun

During the past year, staff has been assessing the situation at the Monrovia Historic Museum, which has been subject to repeated instances of flooding in the basement. Based on our assessment to date, staff has developed a multi-pronged approach to address the ongoing flooding and moisture issues at the Museum, with the planned maintenance activities set to begin on October 8, 2018. As part of our repair efforts, staff has coordinated a number of repair enhancements at the Museum, to include installation of a dry well, new hardscape, a permanent dehumidifier, and interior wall treatments at the museum. An overview of each phase of the work is outlined below:

  • Dry Well Installation
    • The installation of a new dry well is planned at the northeast section of the building.
    • Construction work should take no more than 2 - 3 days, and the work will only p,act the lawn in front of the Museum.
    • The dry well has been designed in this location to act as a collector for any water in the exterior of the building, and staff will be on site supervising the entire project.
    • The dry well installations is tentatively scheduled to take place the week of October 8, 2018.
  • Hardscape Improvements
    • As part of the enhancements, we are looking to make hardscape improvements to the landscaped area on the southwest side of the building.
    • The hardscape plan also includes creating a new concrete curb around the basement door on the northeast side of the building.
    • These hardscape improvements are tentatively scheduled to take place in late-October / early-November 2018.
  • Permanent Dehumidifier
    • Based on the issues that are occurring at the Museum, we are also looking to install a permanent dehumidifier in the basement that is properly connected to a drainage system.
    • Given the experience that we have had in the basement during the past several years, it was determined that an ongoing dehumidifier treatment system would be needed to manage the moisture.
    • This work is scheduled to take place in November 2018.
  • Interior Wall Treatment
    • The final maintenance treatment at the Museum will involve applying a new sealant to all of the walls in the basement, and then repainting the area.
    • This work is scheduled to take place in November / December 2018.

Staff developed this suite of maintenance activities after much consideration, and the proposed workplan will go a long ways towards finally resolving the ongoing moisture related issues we have been experiencing at the Museum. If you should have any questions about this plan, please call the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575.