Visit this page for construction and related notices for work occurring in Monrovia.
Note that while the City strives to provide you with the most up-to-date information, construction schedules are subject to change with little or no notice for various reasons, including, but not limited to, weather conditions and unforeseen delays.
Monrovia Renewal Related Construction Notices
Monrovia Renewal is the largest public works project in the City's history. This program will make citywide repairs where they are most needed to our water and sewer pipelines, water facilities, streets, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters.
Keep up to date on all field work and construction related to Monrovia Renewal happening in your neighborhood or about town starting Summer 2016 through 2020 by visiting Monrovia Renewal Work Notices and signing up to receive e-mail updates.
Historic Santa Fe Depot Renovations Underway - Public Access to the Station Square Promenade Closed During Construction
Foothill Transit Line 270 Bus Stop At Station Square Temporarily Relocated Onto Pomona Avenue
Restoration efforts for the Historic Santa Fe Depot at Station Square began in mid-January 2017. To facilitate the construction, public access to the Station Square Promenade is restricted for the duration of the construction.
The attached map has been prepared to provide a general graphical representation of the area that will be closed to public access during the rehabilitation of the Historic Santa Fe Depot. To that end, the area highlighted in red will be secured with fencing and only individuals associated with the construction effort will be allowed onto the site while the work is being coordinated. Additionally, the City will be placing pedestrian detour and way-finding signs on site to direct individuals around the construction area. Of particular note, the Monrovia Gold Line Station will remain open to the public and will not be impacted by the construction activity.
Given the activity that will be taking place during the restoration of the Historic Santa Fe Depot, Foothill Transit will be moving their bus stop for Line 270, which is currently located at the terminus of Primrose Avenue at Station Square. During construction, the stop will be moved one block north of its current location onto Pomona Avenue near Primrose Avenue.
We apologize to everyone for any inconvenience the construction activity will create, and are looking forward to expeditiously completing the restoration of the Historic Santa Fe Depot! Based on our current construction schedule, it is anticipated that the work will take around 6 months to complete, which puts the end of construction in Summer 2017.
Landscape Improvements Begin on Huntington Drive Median - January 23rd - Late March / Early April 2017
The City recently awarded a contract to Environmental Construction, Inc., to facilitate the upgrade of the medians on Huntington Drive from 5th Avenue to Mountain Avenue. For many years, the medians along Huntington Drive were thriving with mature trees, lush landscaping, and attractive features. However, given the current drought situation in Southern California that is entering its 6th year, the median landscaping has greatly deteriorated, and the 30,000 vehicles that travel on a daily basis along Huntington Drive traverse through Monrovia against a landscaped background that is not representative of our community.
Given the condition of the medians and the need to implement a drought tolerant landscaping palate, the City contracted with J.M. Yamashita to develop an attractive and water smart / drought tolerant landscaping plan. The plan that was ultimately developed incorporates the following improvements:
- Renovating the dated irrigation system to include automatic controllers and a drip irrigation system
- Removing approximately twenty-seven (27) dead and diseased trees
- Planting sixty (60) 24’ box trees, including the following varieties: Camphor, Canary Island Pine, Crape Myrtle, and Ginkgo
- Planting of over 7,500 shrubs and plants, including Agave, Acacia, Rosemary, Sage, and other grasses
- Replacing inconsistent landscape and hardscape segments along the median with uniform river rock paving
Based on the current construction schedule, the Huntington Drive median improvement project will begin on January 23, 2017. The project is expected to take 45 working days to complete, which means that the target deadline for completing the project is late March 2017.