Lincoln Avenue Construction to Last Through Spring

The project involves adding a rubberized asphalt overlay and replacing damaged curb, gutter and sidewalk areas.

The City of Pasadena released more information Wednesday on the details of Lincoln Avenue construction that will affect drivers through spring of next year:

Roadway improvements on Lincoln Avenue, from Forest Avenue north up to the City limits, have begun and are scheduled to continue through spring 2013, according to the Pasadena Department of Public Works. The important street and streetscape improvements are key components for the revitalization of Lincoln Avenue and will enhance the corridor for pedestrians, public transit, vehicles and bicyclists.

What to Expect:

  • Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The contractor may adjust work hours to accommodate traffic and pedestrians. 
  • Motorists are advised to use caution while driving in the area as traffic circulation is scheduled to be reduced to one lane in each direction during work hours.

Project highlights include:

  • a rubberized asphalt overlay of concrete pavement
  • replacing damaged curb, gutter, sidewalk areas
  • curb ramps with detectable warning tiles to enhance pedestrian access

Partial funding for the $2 million project comes from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Rubberized Pavement Grant.

Sully-Miller Contracting Company, Brea, Calif., is under contract with the Pasadena Department of Public Works to complete the project. 

The CalRecycle grant program promotes markets and uses for recycled-content surfacing products made from waste tires generated in California. The goal is to decrease adverse environmental impacts from unlawful disposal or stockpiling of waste tires. Rubberized asphalt concrete is a proven road paving material that has been used in California since the 1970s. It is made by blending ground tire rubber with asphalt binder and mixed with conventional road aggregate materials.

For questions or assistance during construction, call (626) 744-4720 from 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Bob Musselman November 02, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Less than half of Lincoln Ave is in Pasadena, the longer portion is in Altadena from just south of Woodbury, north past Loma Alta. I drive up and down Lincoln several times a day. One would rationalize that Pasadena and the County could have coordinated an upgrade of the entire length of Lincoln Ave to improve a neighborhood that pays little recognition to a city/county line.
Marge Nichols November 02, 2012 at 11:20 PM
We need to find out the status of Bob's important question about coordination of City and County on Lincoln Ave. Let's hope we'll hear that the improvements won't stop at the Pasadena city line!
Mike Roberts November 03, 2012 at 04:56 AM
Didn't read a question in Bob's post. But here's one, is Pasadena Public Works supposed to call LA County public works to coordinate a joint venture every time Pas does road improvements on streets that touch the county line near 91001? If someone feels 91001 road improvements are needed, just call the county. Simple.
Marge Nichols November 03, 2012 at 06:37 AM
That's just what I intend to do, Mike. Altadena Town Council requested a traffic study on Lincoln and we haven't heard outcome yet, so this is a good opportunity to find out what kind of coordination happens between Pasadena and County. I believe the Lincoln concerns are more about volume and speed of traffic, but if the street needs improvement in Pasadena why would that stop at the boundary?
Marge Nichols November 03, 2012 at 06:40 AM
BTW, does anyone know what "detectable warning tiles" are? Perhaps a navigation feature for sight impaired pedestrians?


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