Monrovia Renewal set to begin next month

Monrovia Renewal set to begin next month

Monrovia will start to dramatically rebuild its infrastructure in August, starting in the Southwest and Southeast portions of town. The long-awaited Monrovia Renewal project will affect everything located to the eastern and western city limits between Colorado Blvd. and the I-210 for the next few months. 

A rough schedule of Monrovia Renewal projects, by region.

A rough schedule of Monrovia Renewal projects, by region.

Projected to be completed in 2020, Monrovia Renewal is the largest public works project that the City has ever undertaken, and is funded through a water and sewer rate increase.

Monrovia residents can expect road closures and detours as work begins on pipeline repairs in August, and street repairs in October. Sidewalks will also be closed throughout the project. This handout, from City Manager Oliver Chi, has a full view of the areas that will be shut down.

Many residents have voiced their concern about the timing of construction, especially in regards to the four years before the northeast region is completed. Chi stressed that work in this area was delicate and required special coordination.

“Everyone wants to get their sections to be completed,” Chi said. “But there needs to be coordinated work so the entire city isn’t under construction at the same time.” The northeast region has over 100 buildings that are not connected to Monrovia’s sewer system, and updating their septic tank systems will take some time.

Curbs and gutters will also be repaired during the project. The next phase of construction will take place south of the 210 and in the northwest region of town. Futher questions can be directed to the Monrovia Public Works Department at (626) 932-5575, or Management Analyst Brittany Mello at (626) 932-5571.

This news article has been updated.

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