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FINAL PHASE OF FOSTER PARK STREET IMPROVEMENTS TO BEGIN

FINAL PHASE OF FOSTER PARK STREET IMPROVEMENTS TO BEGIN

The final phase of road and drainage improvements in La Mirada’s Foster Park area will soon be underway. The City Council recently selected Sequel Contractors, which submitted the lowest qualified bid, to complete the project. Construction will begin in September and last about five months.

The improvements will be completed in the area south of Milan Creek between Marquardt Avenue and Valley View Avenue. Improvements will include complete replacement of street pavement, curbs and gutters. Storm drain pipes and catch basin systems will be replaced to enhance street drainage, and curb access ramps will be installed to meet current code standards.

“Much of the infrastructure in this neighborhood was over 50 years old and in need of replacement,” says Public Works Director/City Engineer Mark Stowell. “The completion of this project will bring to a close the phased neighborhood-wide infrastructure improvement effort that began in 2010.”

Since the neighborhood was included as a redevelopment project area in July 2003, the City has added over 100 streetlights, planted more than 600 parkway trees, repaved or reconstructed all streets north of Milan Creek, upgraded storm drain systems throughout the neighborhood, replaced all street signage, and added new picnic tables and barbeques at Frontier Park. Home improvement assistance was also made available to qualifying homeowners. The funding for these projects was provided by redevelopment bond proceeds and Community Development Block Grant funds.

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