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Guest Column: Taking a peek inside the city's projects

February 15, 2012|By David Spence

As a continuation of my Feb. 2 guest column, there are a few additional projects going on in the city that I would like to update you on:


Annual Street Resurfacing Project: Last month, the City Council awarded a contract for more than $1 million dollars for the city's annual street resurfacing program. A total of 18 street segments (more than 5.2 miles) of roadway will be resurfaced. They include portions of the following streets: Castle Road, Descanso Drive, Richmond Road, Beresford Way, Commonwealth Avenue, Robin Hill Road, Hampstead Road, Flintridge Avenue, Dover Road, Cambridge Road, Highland Drive, Starland Drive, Sugar Loaf Drive, Domal Lane, Inverness Drive, Bramley Way and Palmerstone Drive. It is anticipated that construction will commence later this month and will be completed in about 10 weeks.


Jessen Street Bridge: At the city's request, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works recently conducted an inspection and determined that the Jessen Drive bridge is in need of replacement. The replacement costs, estimated at $1.1 million, qualify for federal funding under the Highway Bridge Replacement Program. The program will fund more than 88% of the costs, with the city funding the remainder. The existing timber/steel trestle bridge will be replaced by a precast reinforced concrete girder bridge and will provide two lanes of traffic, wider shoulders and sidewalks.

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The city recently held a community meeting with the area's residents to discuss traffic circulation plans during closure of the bridge. Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in March and will take six months to complete.

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