Gallatin Road closing for 48 hours



DOWNEY – Gallatin Road will be completely closed at Lakewood Boulevard for 48 hours, starting this Sunday night. The road is expected to re-open Tuesday night, but will close again intermittently between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

“[Every] attempt has been made to facilitate project completion and minimize disruption,” said Ed Norris, deputy director of public works. “Your patience, support, and cooperation is most appreciated.”

Construction on Lakewood Boulevard between Gallatin and Florence Avenue began in June and was supposed to have been completed in September, according to a press release issued by the city in June.

Officials say water system and electrical improvements are nearing completion, and concrete and pavement rehabilitation is now underway.

Crews are closing Gallatin Road Sunday through Tuesday so they can grind and pave the asphalt pavement and remove the existing concrete cross gutters at that intersection.

The road will again be closed Wednesday and Thursday to construct new concrete cross gutters and allow the concrete to cure.

“The city understands that the Lakewood activities have imposed various inconveniences such as traffic congestion and temporary access restrictions on our local community, particularly our business owners,” Norris wrote in a letter to local businesses and residents. The city looks forward to continue working collaboratively with you and the contractor to attain outstanding results on this project.”

Anyone with questions about the Lakewood Boulevard construction project can call construction manager Brian Elkins at (949) 423-9306 or project manager Desi Gutierrez at (562) 622-3468.



Published: Nov. 13, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 31

NewsEric Pierce