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City of Temple City Public Safety
Friday June 14th, 2013 :: 04:19 p.m. PDT


Weekly Rosemead Blvd Construction Advisory

REPORTING PERIOD: Week of June 17, 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: Over the next few weeks, east sidewalk reconstruction from UPRR to Las Tunas Drive will include relocation of streetlights to the medians, to make way for new pedestrian lights. West sidewalk reconstruction between Hermosa Drive and UPRR includes sidewalk repaving and completion of driveways. Planted islands are also being constructed south of Broadway as part of the incoming protected bike lanes. Ongoing median work from Callita Street to UPRR includes planting, irrigation and streetlight installation.

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. Left-turn capacity from Las Tunas Drive eastbound onto Rosemead Boulevard northbound is now at one lane.

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.

Pedestrian and driveway access will be limited, but never closed. Please note that westbound Las Tunas approaching Rosemead may on occasion be temporarily reduced to one lane to allow for equipment staging.

Bus Service: As sidewalk construction continues between Hermosa and UPRR, bus stops for Metro Lines 266 and 489 are temporarily unavailable at southbound Broadway and Olive Street. Riders are advised to be cautious of incomplete segments of sidewalk in the construction zone. Any service changes will be posted onsite and also reported in this weekly advisory. For any questions, please contact Metro Customer Relations.

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.

Sidewalks have been removed, but access is partially available on the dirt and gravel path. Be aware of worksite signage, barricaded potholes and 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. 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.

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.

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.

A 30 mph speed limit is in effect on Rosemead Boulevard between UPRR and Callita. Sheriffs are actively enforcing the construction area for speeding and unsafe driving. Per state law, fines for moving violations are doubled within construction zones.

For your safety and that of workers, do not enter or travel in the blockaded construction lane at any time. In areas where the right lane of traffic is coned off, motorists must turn into driveways from the left lane.

Please exercise caution, pay attention to posted signage and watch for uneven ground in the construction zone.

When traveling along Rosemead Boulevard, please watch for cross traffic and consider yielding to those seeking to merge.

For project-related questions, comments or concerns, speak directly with a City representative by calling the designated hotline at (626) 476-7376. Onsite crews are not responsible for addressing public inquiries, as such may hinder work progress.

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

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