Baldwin Avenue to Get Facelift

The major thoroughfare has not been repaved in years.

Starting next month, you'll see a lot of construction going on along Baldwin Avenue. The city has set aside around $500,000 to repave north Baldwin Avenue between Foothill Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue.

The new pavement will have a fiberglass interlayer for increased durability to accommodate the heavy traffic on north Baldwin Avenue, which connects the 210 Freeway, Sierra Madre and northern Arcadia neighborhoods.

"That street is probably the poorest street we have in the city of our big arterial streets," the city's chief engineer Philip Wray said. "It's risen to the top of the list for us to repair."

The city will pay for the project with Proposition C funds earmarked specifically for road repairs.

The project also entails striping to add a two-way left turn lane for the segment of Baldwin Avenue north of Hampton Avenue and a white edge line to clearly delineate one travel lane in each segment north of Anoakia Lane. A bike line will be added on each side of the street.

During construction, at least one lane of Baldwin Avenue will remain open at all times. However, build in time into your commute for slower traffic or, better yet, take an alternate route.

Sergio March 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM
I have not see a single biker since the bike lane were added, and I drive that portion several times every day.


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