Multiple construction projects this week may cause traffic delays

A series of projects throughout Claremont this week may cause traffic delays requiring re-routing of automobiles, according to the latest city manager’s report. A full report of construction projects is listed below.


Construction at Harrison Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard

The city of Claremont will soon start construction at the northeast corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and Harrison Avenue, according to the weekly city manager’s report.

The project includes public right-of-way improvements to create an American with  Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian access to Mallows Park.

This accessible pedestrian route is being developed from the Harrison Avenue side of the park. The project includes the relocation of the existing Harrison Avenue access and the replacement of pathways to create an accessible path of travel to the easterly picnic table, the storage building at the west side of the park and the tennis court.

The city awarded this project to Horizons Construction Company. The contractor is scheduled to start construction tomorrow, Thursday, January 24, with an anticipated completion by the end of February. The city manager warns that the public, in general, and nearby residents in particular might experience minor inconveniences associated with traffic control and temporary parking restrictions. 

Questions regarding the project should be directed to the city’s Engineering Division at 399-5465.


Edison installing vault in Village

Edison will be installing a vault on Second Street between Yale and Harvard Avenues this week. The work will be conducted at night, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be affected in this area. 


Indian Hill Boulevard storm drain

Construction on San Jose Avenue has been postponed to resolve problems encountered during trench excavation; however, placement of the storm drain line will continue on Indian Hill Boulevard.

Work will continue during the day, with the installation of the storm drain on Indian Hill Boulevard, from San Jose Avenue moving north toward Vista Drive, this week.

The storm drain trench work has moved north of the Indian Hill Boulevard and San Jose Avenue intersection. Temporary measures will be taken with traffic control, including placing the traffic signal at Indian Hill Boulevard and San Jose Avenue on flashing operation, and reducing the northbound traffic to one through lane, according to the city manager.

Drivers may want to avoid the intersection or allow additional time to travel through the construction zones.  Signs have been posted on the freeway to alert drivers of the possible delays on Indian Hill Boulevard and to allow drivers the opportunity to use an alternate exit while construction is in progress.


Wilderness Park parking lot

Work continued on the Wilderness Park parking lot Monday, January 21.  Irrigation work will be the main item under construction this week.


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