Beginning Wednesday, January 5, 2011, contractors will begin work on the modification to the Metro Gold Line railroad bridge at the intersection of Huntington Drive and Second Avenue. The project is divided into two phases, estimated to last about seven weeks each, putting the completion date well into April 2011. Weather and other circumstances may impact the time frame.
The first phase will begin with work on the bridge abutment located on the S/E corner of the intersection. Both eastbound Huntington Drive and northbound Second Avenue will be narrowed to one through lane and a left turn lane for each direction. Pedestrian access will be eliminated on the south and east sides of the intersection during this phase of construction. The "No Turn on Red" will remain in effect for all directions during both phases of construction.
The second phase will impact the northwest corner bridge abutment and is not scheduled to begin until phase one is completed. During phase two, westbound Huntington Drive and southbound Second Avenue will be limited to one through lane and a left turn lane for each direction. Pedestrian access will be eliminated on the north and west sides of the intersection during phase two.
The lane closures will remain through the completion of each phase. Recommended alternate roadways would include Duarte Road, Santa Clara Street, and Colorado Boulevard for east-west travel and First Avenue, Santa Anita Avenue, or Mayflower Avenue for north-south travel. Traffic will be impacted during this construction and your patience is appreciated. Please allow extra time for your travels if using either of these roadways during construction.
For issues pertaining to traffic flow during the construction, please contact the Watch Commander at (626)574-5156.