On July 20, 2021, the City Council awarded a construction contract for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Roadway Rehabilitation Project. This Measure U-funded project will repave more than 1.5 million square feet of pavement on Madison Avenue, Melrose Street, and Chapman Avenue as well as a number of collector and residential streets. In addition, damaged sidewalk panels within the project area will be removed and replaced, along with damaged concrete curb and gutter and replacement of all pavement striping and legends.
The entire project is estimated to be completed by November 2021. The City’s contractor will begin mobilizing and performing the concrete improvements in late August. Actual construction of the road improvements is scheduled to start in mid-September and be completed by the beginning of November. The City made a significant effort to start and complete this project in the summer to minimize impacts to school traffic. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City was faced with delays during the engineering design and procurement phases. This combined with a shortage of construction materials and schedule conflicts for the contractor delayed the start date for the project.
The City understands that there will be inconveniences due to the construction of this project and will try to maintain access and minimize any expected lane closures and delays. Changeable message signs will be placed in the project vicinity before construction begins to notify residents of the dates and time of construction. During construction, “No Parking” signs will be posted in advance of work. Unexpected schedule changes may occur. The City will continue to provide future updates on this project to the community including upcoming traffic impacts and schedule changes.
The City appreciates the patience of residents while working on paving projects. Please click here to review all of this year’s Measure U-funded projects. For more information about the City’s current capital improvement projects, visit www.placentia.org/cip.