If you drive Whittier Boulevard between Valley Home Avenue and Washington Boulevard in the City of Whittier, you're going to notice a lot of construction activity in the coming months, starting this week.
Caltrans is beginning a $1.4 million project that will repave Whittier Boulevard (aka State Route 72), and then add new thermoplastic striping and signal loops. Crews will begin putting down temporary striping this week, grind the pavement next week, and start on the asphalt work later this month. The project will be completed in January 2015.
The work will be done entirely at night — between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Lanes will be closed but there will be no full closures, meaning you'll always be able to get through in both directions. All lanes will be open during the day. There will be no closures on major holidays.
The project will require nighttime parking restrictions beginning the week of November 10, so keep an eye on the signs.
When the work is complete, you'll enjoy a much smoother, easier drive on Whittier Boulevard. In the meantime, Caltrans thanks you for your patience. Please slow for the cone zone to help keep you, other motorists and the construction crew safe!