Construction has started on a section of Baseline Road, with crews replacing worn, cracked pavement and portions of sidewalks.
Work officially began this week on the section of Baseline between Barranca and Grand avenues. The road rehabilitation project will last for 30 days and will occur during normal business hours, said Dave Davies, director of Public Works. The project will involve removal and replacement of 2-1/2 inches of asphalt, replacement of curb and gutter, re-stripping, manhole adjustments and traffic control.
Officials are not entirely worried about traffic problems considering the close proximity of freeway entrances and exits, but construction company Gentry Brothers, Inc. will provide a minimum of one open lane in either direction during peak hours, Davies said.
Funding for this project will be provided by Proposition C Transportation Funding, with the project cost totaling $268,252. Gentry Brothers, Inc., based in Irwindale, offered the lowest bid for the project.
The city is continuing to seek funding for future transportation projects, including repair of an aging section of Valley Center Avenue between Arrow Highway and Gladstone Street, Davies said.