Press Release posted 12/30/12 – Beginning in early February, the Metropolitan Water District will be working in East Grand View Avenue. The construction activity will create a new water system connection for Sierra Madre to the Metropolitan Water District Upper Feeder that runs under Grand View Avenue. Construction of the water connection is being done under an April 2006 agreement between MWD, San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (SGVMWD), and the City. The connection, which does not currently exist, will provide water for Sierra Madre only on an emergency basis. Under the Agreement, the connection is not intended to provide a regular, long-term source of water for the City. The project is fully funded by SGVMWD; there will be no cost to the City of Sierra Madre for this project.
At times the nature of the construction will require complete closure of Grand View to all through traffic. Sierra Madre residents are urged to avoid the use of East Grand View between Canon Drive and Santa Anita while construction activity is under way in the street, beginning February 14 and ending March 7. It is particularly important to avoid the area during the period from February 21 through February 27, as construction activity will be continuous 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Electronic message boards will be set out prior to the project to remind motorists to use alternate routes, such as Sierra Madre Boulevard or Orange Grove Avenue. Additionally, traffic enforcement will be stepped up in the area surrounding the project during the construction period. For any questions about the project, please call Bruce Inman, Director of Public Works, at (626)355-7135 x 801.