Limonite Avenue Widening Project

Project Background

Limonite Widening

 

On September 26, 2016, the City of Jurupa Valley is scheduled to begin street improvements to Limonite Avenue between Etiwanda Avenue and Bain Street.  The widening project will provide two (2) travel lanes in each direction with a center-turning lane.  The street widening will improve circulation in the area and enhance safety on Limonite Avenue for the approximate one-mile stretch subject to the improvements.  The City also plans to implement improvements to a portion of the General Plan Regional Trail System on the north side of Limonite Avenue (west of Dodd Street).  This improvement will provide for improved access to the drainage culvert under Limonite Avenue. This will provide a safer crossing of Limonite Avenue for pedestrians, equestrians and others users of the regional trail. 

 

Click here to view the Fact Sheet that was created for the project in September of 2016.

Project Updates

2/16/2017 - New traffic control has been implemented on Limonite Avenue that has a new stripping layout for this phase of construction. L.A. Engineering is now working on the north side of Limonite Avenue to complete all retaining walls and prepare to install curb and gutter.

1/25/2017 - Los Angeles Engineering is planning on paving the center of Limonite Avenue Friday. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at Etiwanda Avenue in preparation for the paving on Friday. Please contact the City at (951) 332-6464 if you have any questions related to this or any other previous update.

1/20/2017 - The Limonite Widening Project has now entered a major construction phase.  Construction along the center of the street has begun.  There will be no left turns from Etiwanda Avenue to Bain Street during this phase of construction.   A section of Limonite was paved January 18, 2017, prior to the forecasted rain event.  Work will be shut down during rain events and will resume during more clear weather.

12/28/2016 - Los Angeles Engineering paved the southern side of Limonite Avenue on December 27, 2016.  On January 4, 2017, Los Angeles Engineering will update traffic control to begin work on the center of Limonite Avenue.  Residents and commuters may experience limitation in left turn movements on Limonite Avenue during the construction of the center lanes.  Click here to view photos from the 12/28/2016 update.

12/1/2016 - The intersection of Limonite Avenue and Mann Street will be closed due to construction on Wednesday, December 7th for approximately two days. The intersection of Limonite Avenue and Ridgeview Avenue will be closed due to construction on Monday, December 12th for approximately two days. Detours will be posted for both temporary closures to ensure residents can still arrive at their homes. We are sorry if this may cause any inconvenience.

11/28/2016 - Important information about RTA bus routes impacted by the Limonite Avenue widening project: Due to long-term construction on Limonite Avenue, Route 29 has temporarily discontinued service to stops between Etiwanda Avenue and Bain Street. In the meantime, RTA has created temporary stops on each side of Limonite Avenue near Etiwanda Avenue to serve the area.  Click here for more information.

11/22/2016 - Los Angles Engineering will be working in the arch culvert crossing on Limonite Avenue.  Due to construction activities, the arch culvert crossing will be temporarily closed until work in the area is completed.  Residents and equestrians are advised to use the Santa Ana River entrance at Bain Street until work in the arch culvert is completed.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Click here to view photos from the 11/22/2016 update.

11/15/2016 - Los Angles Engineering has placed base material on the south side of Limonite Avenue to reach the required elevation grades as seen in the photos. Curb and gutter is scheduled to be installed during the third week of November.  Construction activity related to the Southern California Edison (SCE) utility work will occur on Saturday, November 19, 2016 near the intersection of Troth Street and Limonite Avenue.  It is advised that residents use alternate routes to reach Limonite Avenue from the aforementioned streets.  Click here to view photos from the 11/15/2016 update.

11/7/2016 - Southern California Edison (SCE) was out on October 25, 2016 to complete the first stage of relocation of power poles. SCE plans to be out on Saturday, November 19, 2016 to complete the installation of new power poles and remove old power poles near the intersection of Limonite Avenue and Troth Street. There may be partial closures on Troth Street (near the intersection of Limonite Avenue) and drivers may need to take an alternate route while work is being performed. The City has begun preparation of the new widened areas and will be preparing to add base this week.  Click here to view photos from the 11/7/2016 update.

10/24/2016 - Troth Street near Limonite Avenue may be subject to partial closures On Tuesday, October 24th and Wednesday, October 25th, 2016. Closures are targeted to occur during non-peak commuting hours from 8:00AM to 2:30PM. Please remember to remain aware of any changes in traffic configurations and speed limits throughout duration of the widening project.  Click here to view photos from the 10/24/2016 update.

10/18/2016 - The retaining wall for relocation of SoCal Edison pole at end of Troth Street is completed and ready for backfill.  Relocation of Edison pole scheduled for the week of 10/24/2016.  A 400 foot long retaining wall is planned to be erected on the south side of Limonite Avenue, east of Marlatt Street.  The footing for the retaining wall was poured on Friday, 10/14/2015.  The wall is scheduled to be poured on 10/19/2016.  Click here to view photos from the 10/18/2016 update.

9/26/2016 - Construction on Limonite Ave began 9/26/2016. So far, temporary traffic control (TTC) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) devices have been put in place. Survey, Environmental and Biological monitoring has begun.  The contractor has started with "clearing and grubbing" activities and necessary work to relocate utilities. Click here to view photos from the 9/26/2016 update.

9/1/2016 - The City of Jurupa Valley conducted a pre-construction meeting at City Hall.  The pre-construction meeting is a planning and coordination meeting comprised of various contractors, utility companies, and other stakeholders in the project.

8/4/2016 - The City of Jurupa Valley awarded the contract for the Limonite Avenue Widening Project to Los Angeles Engineering.

Project FAQ's

How much does the project cost?

The total cost of the project is estimated to be $4.7 million dollars.

What is the funding source for the project?

Funding for the project is derived from a combination of a various sources.  The estimated budget breakdown for the project is:

Measure A (½ cent sales tax proceeds): $3,549,000
Developer Contributions: $58,000
State Tire Grant: $44,000
Various Utility Company Contributions: $65,000
Road Bond Funds: $500,000

Total Funds Available for Project: $4,816,000<

When does the project start?

The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 26, 2016.

When is project scheduled to be completed?

The target completion date for the project is in June of 2017.

Who was awarded the contract for the project?

Los Angeles Engineering will be the primary contractor for the project.  They will also oversee a variety of subcontractors that will be working on the project.

When will contractors being working on the project?

In general, construction crews will be working between 7:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.  However, occasional weekend or after-hours work may occur in response to weather events or other situations that can cause delays in the target completion date.

Who can I contact to get more information or report a concern regarding the project?

For any questions or to report concerns related to the project, please contact Carlos Morales with the City of Jurupa Valley at (951) 332-6464 ext. 245.