Drivers may notice more orange cones as they drive through the City with more roadway improvements continuing in the City. Beginning this month, the City, in collaboration with the City of Downey, will start work on a Roadway Improvement Project along Telegraph Road from the west City limit to Rosemead Boulevard and from Pasons Boulevard to the east City limit.
The project's overall plan for both Cities is to rehabilitate and beautify the corridor, streamline traffic flows, reduce conflicting vehicle movements, and enhance safety. The project will include the construction of a raised landscaped median, pavement reconstruction, ADA curb ramps, replacement of damaged sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. There will also be modifications to Telegraph Road and Birchbark Avenue's existing traffic signals, and at Telegraph Road and True Avenue.
“Our City’s roads are heavily used since they are parallel to the 605 and 5 freeways,” said City Manager Steve Carmona. “We are always looking for opportunities to rehabilitate our roads to keep them safe, and when we partner with other Cities such as the City of Downey, it creates a partnership and assurance to residents on both sides that we are all committed to keeping our roadways as safe as possible for residents and for those that drive through our Cities on a daily basis.”
The lead agency for the project is the City of Downey. The project is anticipated to be in construction through August 2021. Motorists are to expect delays and encouraged to take alternate routes during construction.
For more information on this project or future roadway projects, contact our Public Works Department at 562.801.4421.