Resurfacing of Orange Grove Blvd (Lincoln Ave to East City Limit)

Resurfacing of Orange Grove Blvd from Lincoln Ave to East City Limit Project Update:

August 5, 2020

The City of Pasadena is currently working on the asphalt pavement resurfacing of Orange Grove Boulevard, from Lincoln Avenue to Sierra Madre Villa Avenue. This project involves reconstruction damaged concrete curb and gutter, driveway aprons, cross gutters, access ramps, aside from road asphalt pavement resurfacing.

The Contractor begun construction the end of in July 2020 and construction Completion is anticipated in February 2021.

There are two phases on this project. First phase is the concrete replacement work, and the Second phase of work will be the asphalt pavement resurfacing. There will be a Notification for each Phase.

This is the FIRST Phase is CONCRETE REPLACEMENT WORK (identified in RED on project location map)

In this phase, access to residents and businesses will be maintained during this work; however driveway access and parking may be temporarily restricted while concrete is being replaced. No cars will be allowed to be parked on the street on the day of posted for “No parking”. Signs will be posted on locations where it is required to replace concrete 48 hours before construction. Parking will be available on adjacent streets and will not be enforced. During the time we are working, access to through traffic may be limited, but residential traffic should not be affected.

The SECOND Phase is ASPHALT ROAD RESURFACING (identified in BLUE on project location map)

For this phase, access to residents and businesses will be maintained during grinding and paving operations; however driveway access may be temporarily restricted while the new asphalt is compacted. During this operation there will be brief delays. No cars will be allowed to be parked on the street on the day of resurfacing. “No parking” signs will be posted on both sides of the street 48 hours before asphalt construction. Parking will be available on adjacent streets and will not be enforced. During the time we are working, access to through traffic may be limited, but residential traffic should not be affected.

Hours of construction are from 7a to 4p Mon. through Fri., and there is a possibility of work from 8a to 5p on Saturdays, when approved by the City. No work on Sundays or Holidays. During working hours we ask the following:

1. Please assist us by not parking your vehicles in the roadway when posted

2. Please assist us by not allowing water to run on the roadway

3. Please assist us by not placing trash cans or other debris in the areas posted for “No Parking”.

4. Plan on not having vehicular access on your driveway for a couple days, if separate Driveway Work Notification was delivered to you.

Please reference the Project Location Map for scheduled dates and locations on your street.

An Inspector from the City’s Department of Public Works , wearing a safety vest and City Identification, will be present on the job site to answer questions or provide assistance if needed. If you cannot locate an Inspector, You may contact All American Asphalt at (951) 736-7600, or the City’s Department of Public Works at (626) 744-4268 between 7:00a and 4:00p. In case of an after-hours emergency, call Emergency Services at (626) 744-4241.

We regret any inconvenience that this work may cause you and thank you for your cooperation in assisting us improve your street.

May 2020

On 05/18/20, the City of Pasadena will award the Resurfacing of Orange Grove Blvd., from Lincoln Ave to Sierra Madre Villa Ave. The Contractor is expected to begin construction the end of May 2020 and anticipate construction Completion in December 2020.

Description:

This project consists of the resurfacing of approximately four and a half miles of City street asphalt pavement; removal and replacement of portions of damaged concrete improvements including curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway aprons, cross gutter, spandrel, and local depressions; construction of curb ramps; installation of detectable warning tiles; localized street reconstruction including the removal of existing asphalt concrete pavement, the compaction of the subgrade, and placement of crushed aggregate base and asphalt concrete pavement; and miscellaneous appurtenant work at various locations.

Justification:

The project is consistent with the City Council’s goal to “Improve, maintain and enhance public facilities and infrastructure.” It also supports the Public Facilities Element of the General Plan by maintaining public facilities to enhance the quality of life of the community

Environmental Analysis:

On May 18, 2020, City Council will determine the project is categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines in Section 15301 (c), Existing Facilities, of the California Code of Regulations Title 14, Chapter 3. This exemption includes minor alterations involving negligible expansion of use beyond that previously existing. There are no changed circumstances or new information which would require further environmental review.

STPL Federal Funds:

This project is partially funded through STP Funds. The Surface Transportation Program (STP) provides flexible funding that may be used by local Agencies for projects to preserve and improve the conditions and performance on any public road, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and transit capital projects.

Resurfacing Treatments:

This project consists of Cold In Place (CIR) Recycling treatment from Lincoln Ave to Lake Ave. Cold In-place Recycling (CIR) is defined as a rehabilitation technique in which the existing pavement materials are reused in place. The materials are mixed in-place without the application of heat. The reclaimed asphalt pavement material is obtained by milling, planing, or crushing the existing pavement. Recycling agent is then added to the material, as a rejuvenating oil, which is then laid and compacted.

The final layer will be an Asphalt Rubber Hot Mix (ARHM). Asphalt-rubber is a mixture of hot asphalt binder and crumb rubber manufactured from scrap or waste tires. Asphalt-rubber contains visible particles of scrap tire rubber. The recycling of tires into the asphalt pavement helps the final layer maintain a dark color for longer period of time. This rubber mixture also assists in the elasticity of the pavement surface a preventing from pavement cracks, as well as creating a quieter vehicular ride.

Contact: Frank J. Lujan – Project Manager

Please contact the Public Works Construction Division at (626) 744-3703 for additional information.

Location Map