La Verne Continues Infrastructure Investments with Local Street Improvements
With students back in school and many people returning to their daily work commute, the La Verne Public Works Department is hard at work to keep those roads smooth. In addition to completing ongoing projects, the Public Works Department has spent the summer planning, designing and beginning construction on various street improvement and repair projects and is excited to share several activity updates.
“Street improvements are a high priority for many of our residents and are vital to extending the longevity of our local roads,” said La Verne Mayor Tim Hepburn. “Therefore, I appreciate staff’s efforts to address these needs so that the La Verne community can continue to prosper.”
Earlier this month, the Department began implementing its pavement resurfacing project that will overlay newly ground pavement near Ramona Middle School including on Sentinel Drive, Hormel Avenue, Paloma Avenue, Goleta Street, Duval Street and part of Ramona Avenue. This project includes the grinding of existing pavement and placement of 1½ to 2 inches of conventional hot mix asphalt. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
In an effort to make several projects more efficient, the City’s Public Works Department combined several pavement rehabilitation projects near the Country Club and north of Golden Hills Roads on Monterey Street. Improvements to the Country Club area will include the grinding of existing pavement with the placement of 1½ to 2 inches of conventional hot mix asphalt. Cul-de-sacs within this area will receive full depth replacement, which will restore areas of deterioration and improve the pavement’s rideability and structural integrity as well as extend its useful life. Pavement strategies that will be utilized for the Monterey area will include crack sealing of existing pavement, repaving using an environmentally responsive material known as asphalt rubber aggregate membrane (ARAM) and laying a slurry seal cap finish. The use of ARAM will help divert numerous tires away from ending up in a landfill, and the material is more flexible and can better withstand cracking than conventional pavement materials making it a cost-effective way to greatly extend the street’s surface life. These projects will begin towards the end of 2021 or very early 2022.
The City of La Verne is also planning to rehabilitate the pavement on 5th, 6th, 7th and C Streets. With this project currently out to bid, these street repairs are expected to begin early 2022.
“Prioritizing street improvements and proactively pursuing pavement rehabilitation allows the City to reduce overall maintenance costs and ensure that our residents can have safe and pleasant tripsthroughout the City,” said La Verne Public Works Director Shawn Igoe. “While we know that occasional lane or street closures may cause temporary inconveniences, we greatly appreciate the community’s patience and cooperation while we improve the City’s streets.”
Though progress and improvements are being made to the City’s streets and roads, the nature of public works projects is that there will always be more work to be done to modernize infrastructure and City facilities. The City of La Verne remains committed to finding innovative solutions and new ways to address these needs to help La Verne continue to prosper and thrive.
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