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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Road Work Ahead: Princeton Avenue Improvements June 5, 2019 Update

Princeton Avenue Improvement Project

Status - June 5, 2019

Construction of this $7 million improvement project is scheduled to occur as soon as possible after the State of California (Caltrans) approves the project documents. Once the State approves the documents, the City Council will authorize staff to obtain bids. The project will improve approximately 4,000 feet of Princeton Avenue, from the Sharma Construction property to Condor Drive. The improvements include widening the road to achieve standard width lanes, a continuous left turn median lane, bike lanes, sidewalks, landscaped parkways, drainage improvements, street lights and screening/retaining walls where needed.

The City has obtained full funding for the work.  The City has earned a $1.1 million Highway Safety Improvement Project Grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The remaining, estimated $5.9 million construction cost will be funded from developer fees designed to reduce congestion. The work will be done over approximately 18 months in stages to ensure that traffic can still move through and around the work.

Current Major Activities:

1.    Caltrans Plan Review – The City’s second version of the design plans have been in review at Caltrans District 7 in Los Angeles since March 18, 2019. Caltrans’ comments are expected in June 2019. 

2.    Caltrans Right of Way Review – Two property owners need to execute right of entry agreements for the construction of driveway approaches to their property.  Otherwise, acquisition of the permanent and temporary construction rights to widen and improve the road is complete. Once the design plans are approved by Caltrans, they will begin review of the City’s acquisition of the right of way from abutting property owners to ensure that Federal requirements have been met.

3.    City Council Approval – Once steps one and two have been completed, The City Council will have to approve the project and authorize staff to obtain bids and return to Council to award the construction contract.

4.    Construction – Construction is estimated to require approximately 18 months following the completion of step 3.

Project aerial photo map 06-05-2019

West detail 06-05-2019

East detail 06-05-2019

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