LH council approves more road repair

By Jay Seidel
La Habra Journal

The La Habra City Council approved a Contract Change Order for additional work to rehabilitate La Habra Boulevard in the eastbound lanes from Beach Boulevard to just east of Dexford Drive. La-Habra-logo-low-rez
The approval came at the November 21 meeting and awarded Sully-Miller Contracting Company with the cost  of that extra work, which is about $336,000.
Sully-Miller has been doing roadwork in LH as part of the Residential Street Rehabilitation  and the annual citywide slurry seal program. So, according to Assistant to the city manager Rob Ferrier, “it made sense for the city engineering to change order to do the additional work on La Habra Boulevard.”
The increase, approved by the council, extended the existing purchase order with Sully–Miller Contracting Company and brought their total paid amount by the city to $2,256,665.26.
The city continues to work on the roads and finished a comprehensive citywide re-pavement plan.
Despite the investment and pavement plan, some residents have questioned the status of  Imperial Highway (east of Beach Blvd), Whittier Boulevard (west of Harbor Boulevard) and all of Beach Boulevard.
Ferrier explained that those roads are maintained by Caltrans. These roadways were overlayed with asphalt about five years ago.
He added that Harbor Boulevard between just south of Las Palmas Drive  to south of Imperial Highway will be resurfaced early next year.
The city of Fullerton is participating in the cost to repair Harbor Boulevard.
Major repairs of the roadway in this area have been delayed by Fullerton, and some extent La Habra, until the Beckman development has been completed due to the construction wear and tear as well as the utility cuts into both Harbor Boulevard and Lambert Road.

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