Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

City of Temple City Public Safety
Friday May 3rd, 2013 :: 05:47 p.m. PDT


Weekly Rosemead Blvd Construction Advisory

REPORTING PERIOD: Week of May 6, 2013

CONSTRUCTION AREA: Rosemead Boulevard within Temple City limits—i.e., from Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) underpass to Callita Street.

CONSTRUCTION HOURS: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NOTE: To keep with the project schedule, construction may occasionally occur on weekends.

PLANNED ACTIVITIES: Complete demolition, begin reconstruction activities on west sidewalk from Hermosa Drive to UPRR. Continue reconstruction on east sidewalk from UPRR to Las Tunas. Ongoing median work from Callita Street to UPRR includes planting, irrigation and concrete work.

Limited Access: Effective Monday, May 6, access at Sereno Drive will be closed for concrete work. Pentland Street and Rancho Real Road will reopen, after being previously closed for concrete pour and cure.

Left-turn capacity from Las Tunas Drive eastbound onto Rosemead Boulevard northbound is now at one lane. The eastbound lanes on Las Tunas east of Rosemead are also reduced to one lane for bus pad construction. The northbound left-turn lane onto the frontage road at Pentland Avenue is closed until further notice. Drivers may still access the frontage road by traveling southbound on Rosemead Boulevard; northbound travelers should consider alternate routes.

Lane Closures: Northbound traffic from UPRR to Las Tunas Drive, and southbound traffic from Hermosa Drive to UPRR are reduced to one lane at all times during sidewalk and bus pad construction. Pedestrian and driveway access will be limited, but never closed.

Other segments of Rosemead Boulevard—i.e., northbound from Las Tunas to Callita, and southbound from Callita to Hermosa—will continue to operate two open traffic lanes during peak traffic hours from 7-9 a.m., and one lane during off-peak hours, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Bus Service: During sidewalk construction between UPRR to Hermosa, Metro Lines 266 and 489 will run on limited service. Effective Monday, May 6 until further notice, passenger boarding/alighting for northbound buses will be at Lower Azusa, Pentland and Las Tunas; and southbound buses at Las Tunas, Broadway and Lower Azusa. Stops are effective Monday, May 6, until further notice. Any service changes will be posted onsite and also reported in this weekly advisory. Please be advised that bus operators will be required not to stop if certain safety conditions are unmet.

Sidewalk/Driveway Access: Access into certain driveways may be temporarily restricted during driveway reconstruction. Crews will coordinate in advance with affected properties. Otherwise, driveway access remains open. Motorists must turn into driveways from the far left lane. For your safety and that of workers, do not enter or travel in the blockaded construction lane at any time. Please consider yielding to traffic merging onto Rosemead Boulevard from driveways and cross streets.

Sidewalks have been removed, but access is partially available on the dirt and gravel path. Be aware of worksite signage, barricaded potholes and any uneven pavement. Crews are instructed to accommodate and provide as needed assistance to pedestrians passing through construction areas.

Noise & Dust: In the vicinity of construction activities, community members may encounter noise and dust impact. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and greatly appreciate your patience.

No Parking: There is no parking on Rosemead Boulevard until further notice. Outer lanes are used as travel lanes to accommodate traffic flow. Those parking on the street and obstructing traffic may be ticketed and towed.

Residents directly affected by no street parking—especially in the evening—can receive free, temporary overnight parking permits for use on adjacent side streets. Address verification through a utility bill, and proof of vehicle registration at the verified address, will be required for permit issuance. Permits may be obtained during normal business hours at City Hall, 9701 Las Tunas Dr. For more information, call (626) 285-2171, ext. 2333.

Detours: No formal detours are planned, but scheduled lane closures may result in traffic congestion. Commuters may want to consider alternate routes.

Enforcement: The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is actively enforcing the construction area for speeding and unsafe driving. For your safety and that of others, please observe the reduced 30 mph speed limit. Per state law, fines for moving violations are doubled within construction zones.

When traveling through the construction area, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are asked to be patient, proceed with caution, and obey flaggers and the law at all times.

Trash Pick-Up: Biweekly service is expected to continue as scheduled. Trash cans should be placed on the sidewalk, and not in the street.

Please note that occasional high traffic may prevent trucks from reaching Rosemead Boulevard customers. In such rare cases, service will occur the next scheduled pick-up date.


Nixle: For advisories sent directly to your phone, text ROSEMEAD to 888777. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Project Website: To learn about the project, or subscribe to weekly updates, logon to

Project Hotline: To directly speak with a project representative, call the project hotline at (626) 476-7376 or email, for response within 24 hours.

--- Project updates are issued every Friday for the next reporting period. The City of Temple City provides this information as a public service. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly. Dates, times and work locations are subject to change due to inclement weather or last minute changes in work schedules.

City of Temple City Public Safety
9701 Las Tunas Dr
Temple City, CA 91780

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-285-2171

Rosemead Boulevard Project Hotline

Navigate & Discover