The City of San Marino will be hosting a final meeting on Tuesday, May 14, for community members to provide feedback on which street projects to integrate from the city’s $32 million in Measure R tax funding. The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the San Marino Center located at 1800 Huntington Dr. The Parks and Public Works Department will then compile the feedback from the meeting and present updated renderings and plans to the City Council later this year on a date that’s yet to be announced for review and approval.
The funds are reserved for the city by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) which is seeking traffic solutions between the end of the 710 freeway near Alhambra and the 210 freeway. According to an email from the city, the proposed projects include “synchronizing the traffic signals on Huntington Drive, Sierra Madre Boulevard and San Gabriel Boulevard; improving four major intersections to reduce traffic build-up on Huntington Drive and diverting cars from local streets; and constructing dedicated on-street parking in front of Valentine Elementary, Huntington Middle and San Marino High School to improve safety and reduce congestion.”
The Public Safety Commission previously hosted three public meetings since November 2018 and a city manager-led town hall in April on what the projects could include. For interested individuals who are not able to attend this meeting, comments, suggestions and ideas can be sent to PublicWorks@cityofsanmarino.org. For more information, contact Public Works at (626) 300-0765.