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San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Around the Valley/Rowland Heights
April 27, 2012

State panel sets aside $25M for street projects

The California Transportation Commission on Thursday voted to allocate $25.6 million in construction funds for the Nogales Street grade separation and roadway widening project in Industry and Rowland Heights.

This will allow the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (ACE) to ask Caltrans for authorization and send the project out for bid.

The $97.1 million project calls for constructing a six-lane roadway underpass and double-track railway bridge to grade separate Nogales Street with the railroad between San Jose Avenue and Gale Avenue/Walnut Drive North. Gale Avenue and Walnut Drive will be widened to two lanes in each direction to ease a traffic choke point prior to use as a temporary detour route during construction.

The project is the fourth-highest priority grade separation in the state, according to ACE Board Chairman David R. Gutierrez, a San Gabriel councilman.

"This project will eliminate a congested and hazardous roadway-railroad crossing," he said. Seven collisions between trains and vehicles were recorded at the crossing in the past 10 years. From staff reports