Construction continues on the $20.7 million project and is scheduled to end in 2014.
Written by AMY LIN, Staff Writer / Published July 19, 2013
The Rosemead Boulevard Beautification Project is an effort to implement a streetscape renovation dedicated to improving traffic safety and to create a dynamic community destination for residents in Temple City.
Rosemead Boulevard used to be a Caltrans highway, until Temple City was granted ownership of the highway in 2010. Ever since then, the city has working towards maximizing the boulevard’s benefits to the city.
The physical and aesthetic improvements that the project will introduce include new sidewalks, canopy trees, public art, as well as a wide range of outdoor dining places. Other features include traffic-calming lanes to encourage drivers to drive safely, handicap assessable wheelchair ramps, new bus shelters, and the extension of protected bike lanes.
“In the future, we envision Rosemead Boulevard spurring new private developments,” says Community Development Director Mark Risico. “The newly designed street will improve the quality of life, spur new job creation, as well as new businesses. Ultimately, more job opportunities will be created.”
The Rosemead Beautification Project is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2014.
Funds for the $20.7 million project was provided by various local, state, and federal governments and agencies.
Construction for the Rosemead Beautification Project is currently taking place on Rosemead Boulevard within Temple City limits from the Union Pacific Railroad underpass to Callita Street.
The project’s weekly construction hours are from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.