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Subject: RBP Log: Week of 9/23-‐9/29 Date: Monday, September 30, 2013 11:46:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time From: To: Wendy Chung DL_Rosemeadblvd
Austin Barkley, resident at Golden Motel (9/23 email – logged) Mr. Barkley reports frustration and shared observations of construction near his residence at Golden Motel— removed sidewalk, construction vehicles onsite, and west parking lot driveway closed. -‐This message is logged. Conditions were all known and reported in advance in the weekly Rosemead Blvd advisory (which Mr. Barkley receives). Construction management team is continually monitoring for accessibility and safety of the work zone. Jing Tung, parent at Ark Christian Academy (9/23 call – resolved) Called multiple times beginning Friday, 9/20 to report two primary concerns: 1) sidewalk has been left as dirt for awhile, and the condition is not suitable for the students during dropoff/pickup; 2) driveway closure beginning Monday was "unexpected" and impeding normal drop off. -‐Construction management team visited site. As response, City explained to Ms. Tung that the construction management team and school admin had met prior to demolition to inform scheduling details for driveway closure. It was understood by City that school was sending advance notification to parents of driveway closure—which Ms. Tung apparently did not receive. Apologized for the temporary inconvenience; school has a person assigned on traffic control to assist guiding dropoff/pickup traffic, while crews are available during work hours to assist pedestrians. With regard to sidewalks, contractor was made aware of the complaint and advised to further improve safety/accessibility. Per construction schedule, sidewalk is being poured week of 9/30 between Hermosa/Callita, with completion by 10/4. Mary Hunter, Kona Kai Apartments (9/25 call – resolved) Called to report that contractor had agreed to install temporary measures for enhanced driveway accessibility, but measures were not installed. -‐Construction management team visited the site and found that the measures discussed earlier would not necessarily improve accessibility. Instead, other adequate measures were taken to allow crews to complete driveway construction by the end of the week (Friday, 9/27). Annette Clark, Young People's Village (9/27 call – resolved) Ms. Clark called to report that Garibaldi at Reno was fully closed and impeding access into her school. She was moving cones herself to allow parents access. -‐Yunus visited the site and found access was restored. Mary Hunter, Kona Kai Apartments (9/27 call to Yunus – resolved) Called to request 80 more parking permits for week of 9/30. -‐Yunus informed that driveways are opening Friday afternoon, so the permits are not necessary. Armen (9/27 email to firstname.lastname@example.org – ongoing) In response to latest Weekly Construction Update (9/30), asked when and how long Longden Avenue would be closed. Comments that Emperor/Rosemead is congested and affects southbound Rosemead traffic. Remarks that progress seems to have slowed and is taking longer than previous phases. Urges construction team to expedite project completion. -‐Informed Armen that the construction management team is still coordinating with the contractor on definite dates for the Longden Avenue activities, and that it will take a week for cross gutter reconstruction and sewer line replacement. Details will be reported in upcoming advisories; inclusion in the last advisory was just courtesy advance notice. Per deputy resident engineer, there is nothing of note that would specifically cause traffic congestion at Emperor/Rosemead; but Rosemead remains reduced to one travel lane between Callita/Hermosa until sidewalk and bike lane reconstruction is completed. Reassured Armen that progress has not slowed, and the project overall is
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