13th Street Improvement Project is on Schedule to finish at 13th Street & Grove Avenue next Week!
Jan 13, 2016 02:33PM
By Paul Spear
In speaking with Paul Macias a Construction Engineer with NV5 he said he is expecting to be finished at 13th and Grove Avenue in a week as long as it doesn't rain.
He went on to say that after the cement is done that asphalt has to be laid next 50 yards down in either direction on 13th Street to make the project level and after that the lights to cross the street have to be put in as well as the lanes being painted and the crosswalks being put in.
Claude Stayer on Engineer with KAO Corporation said that it looks like workers are doing a fantastic job of getting everything done and he is happy with the progress of the work.
The work at 13th Street and Grove Avenue is part of the larger 13th Street Improvement Project designed to make the area safer for pedestrians.
I was told by Jesus Luna, Foreman of PAL Engineering that there will be a handicapped ramp
at all 4 corners of the intersection and crosswalks at all 4 corners as well with stop lights for when the pedestrians want to cross the street similar to the ones by City Hall and the Sports Park on Imperial Beach Blvd.
I spoke briefly today with another Jesus of PAL and he said they are working very hard to try and get all the cement laid today so that the asphalt can be done next, hopefully tomorrow.
This is just part of the larger project that will slurry seal all of 13th Street, convert 13th Street to single traffic lane in each direction with a center left turn lane from Iris Avenue on the south side of 13th Street up to Cypress Avenue and 13th Street on the north side of the project.
The 13th Street Improvement Project is programmed for completion March 2016,
In regards to the start of the 13th Street Project, Imperial Beach mayor, Serge Dedina said "I
am very pleased that we have begun the 13th Street Improvement Project. It's an important step in improving neighborhoods around 13th Street which have been some of the most neglected neighborhoods in Imperial Beach. More important, it will provide much safer streets for residents and drivers alike".