Street and water-main improvements in Glendale

Glendale officials approved a roughly $10.2 million contract that will allow street and water-main improvements to begin in the northern part of the city, shown on the map. (Steve Greenberg / Times Community News / January 28, 2014)

Glendale officials this week took initial steps to begin a variety of street and water-main improvements in the northern part of the city.

The City Council on Tuesday approved a roughly $10.2 million contract with Sully-Miller Contracting Co. for an extensive public works project on Cañada Boulevard and Honolulu Avenue.

The work by the Brea company is set to include 44 new trees, new slurry seal on the streets between Cañada Boulevard and the Verdugo Wash, rehabilitated storm drains, cleaning and lining of nearly 12,000 feet of corroded water main and the replacement of roughly 5,000 feet of water main as well as the replacement of valves and fire hydrant assemblies, according to a city report.

The water main improvements are the first expenditure from a $35 million water bond the council issued in 2012.

That project is set to begin in March and end in November.

In addition, the council green-lighted an agreement between Los Angeles County and the city to complete an approximately $3.3 million rehabilitation project on Pennsylvania Avenue. The county and city are set to split the cost roughly in half.

That project is set to include the repair of damaged sidewalks, curbs and gutters, replacement of substandard curb ramps, reconstruction of deteriorated pavement and traffic signal modification, according to a city report.

The Pennsylvania Avenue improvements must still go through project design and bidding. Construction is estimated to run from June 2015 to December 2015, said Public Works Director Steve Zurn.

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