Just over four miles of carpool lanes are being built on the I-10 freeway. (Photo Courtesy: California Department of Transportation)
SGV – The Interstate 10 Freeway always seems to be jam-packed, and one area in particular will see more congestion before it gets better…but it will hopefully be worth the wait.
Construction of a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lane, as well as the widening of bridges and ramp realignments along the I-10 in both directions between Puente Avenue and Citrus Street in the areas of West Covina and Baldwin Park, is now underway. This roadway carries a substantial amount of traffic, and the anticipated 4.1 miles of carpool lane is designed to add more capacity and improve traffic flow.
According to the California Department of Transportation, this is the second of three projects that will ultimately provide one continuous HOV lane from downtown Los Angeles to San Bernardino County.
This $193 million project will not only increase capacity, but will also help to reduce congestion by encouraging carpooling, thereby reducing energy consumption and helping to improve air quality. Sound walls will also be constructed to help mitigate traffic noise at various locations, which will help improve the quality of life for residents currently affected.
Construction, which began in June, is currently active near West Covina Parkway and Azusa Avenue. This project is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2019. Visit http://www.dot.ca.gov for updates of any roadway closures during construction.
City of Eastvale
Eastvale – We are pleased to inform you that the City of Eastvale has awarded a contract to All American Asphalt to provide slurry seal treatment on Archibald Avenue and on various residential streets in your neighborhood. The project will consist of minor asphalt pavement removal & replacement, crack seal, slurry seal and striping.
The Slurry Seal Project will be started Sept. 8, and will be completed by the end of September. Please be watchful of the following: Work Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
There will be “No Parking Signs” posted on your street indicating the specific dates work will be performed on the street. During working days and hours, we appreciate your cooperation in the following matters:
- Please comply with all parking restrictions and assist us by not parking your vehicles in the roadway. Vehicles parked in a posted “No Parking” will be towed at the owner’s expense and will prolong the construction process.
- Please assist us by not allowing water to run onto the roadway, including irrigation.
- Do not place trash cans or other debris in the roadway, with the exception of trash collection day (trash service will not be interrupted).
- Tools, materials and equipment are attractive to children. For safety of the children, please keep them away from the project site at all times.
We will endeavor to complete this work as rapidly as possible and with a minimum of inconvenience to you. Below is the breakdown of the schedule that All American Asphalt will be following in the application of slurry seal for the week of Sept. 8: Area “A” : Wed., Sept. 10 & Thurs., Sept. 11 Area “B”: Thurs., Sept. 11 & Fri., Sept. 12 Area “C”: Fri., Sept. 12 Area “D”: Wed., Sept. 10 & Thurs., Sept. 11 Area “E”: Thurs., Sept. 11 Area “F”: Fri., Sept. 12 **Schedule updates will be provided as they become available. Note: Dates are subject to change. For actual dates please refer to door hanger notifications and parking restrictions that will be provided in your area 72-hours prior to the start of the slurry seal application. If you have any questions, please call Craig Stubbe, City Inspector, at (714) 504-9274, or All American Asphalt at (951) 736-7627. Your cooperation and patience during this process will be greatly appreciated.
CITY OF EASTVALE
Eastvale – The Schleisman Bridge widening work will resume again this Wed., June 11 and will continue until mid-July. Please be advised that traffic delays should be expected during construction hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The remainder of the work consists of completion of roadway improvements from Gypsum Creek Drive to west of the Schleisman Bridge; final pavement cap; re-striping; completion of sidewalk connectivity from west of the Schleisman Bridge to Gypsum Creek Drive; and landscaping of the center median between Hellman Avenue and the Schleisman Bridge
As always, motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes and allow extra drive time for any activities in the immediate area. Residents are encouraged to obey all traffic signs, vehicle code laws and speed limits, especially in construction zones.
If you have any questions related to this construction project or have any traffic concerns, please feel free to contact the City of Eastvale’s Public Works Department at (951) 703-4470.