LA VERNE, CA – The E Street and 2nd Street Improvement Project is the first project funded by the Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) in the City of La Verne to reach construction, which will start after March 27th. Awarded in September of 2022, the City and Contractor have been coordinating on acquiring materials and developing the construction schedule for this pedestrian improvement project connecting the future La Verne Gold Line Station and Old Town La Verne and the University of La Verne.
Project features will revamp and strengthen the portions of E Street from Arrow Highway to 2nd Street and 2nd Street from E Street to D Street as a primary corridor for connecting D Street and the University of La Verne to the future Goldline Station. Improvements included in this project are:
- New drought tolerant landscaping and water efficient irrigation system improvements, including planting of approximately 86 new trees, while an existing Oak, and some Crepe Myrtle & Carrotwood trees will be preserved and integrated into the project improvements.
Landscaping trees will be consistent with the City's Old Town La Verne Specific Plan and will enhance the project limits and create improved uniformity in the area. Additional enhancements include:
- Improved widened sidewalks and accessible curb ramps to enhance user's experience and safety along the project route.
- Bulb-out curbs at the intersection of E Street and 2nd Street to improve safety by shorten pedestrian crosswalks lengths and assisting in calming traffic speeds.
- Concrete decorative crosswalks and decorative street lighting to match and complement other similar existing features along D Street.
- Improved striping including green Class III bike way markings.
- Drainage enhancements which will also pretreat stormwater runoff before reaching the storm drain to improve water quality.
- New asphalt pavement at the intersection of E Street and 2nd Street.
The construction schedule barring any weather or mechanical delays will be as follows:
- Parking restricting postings and Contractor mobilization will commence the week of March 27, 2023
- Demolition work is anticipated to commence the week of April 10, 2023.
- Demolition work and construction of improvements will be phased to maintain at least one side of the street with full pedestrian access during the construction duration.
- Construction is projected to be completed early summer of 2023.
To keep informed on updates on more specific closures and local impacts, please check the City’s website at www.cityoflaverne.org