By Raul Samaniego
NORWALK – Norwalk’s main thoroughfare, Pioneer Boulevard, has been reduced to a single lane in each direction from Alondra Boulevard to Rosecrans Avenue, 24 hours a day, for at least 30 days, according to Randy Hillman of Norwalk’s engineering department.
The reduction in lanes came just in time for Wednesday’s afternoon rush hour traffic.
“I recommend taking other north-south routes for the time being, like Norwalk Boulevard, Studebaker Road or Bloomfield Avenue,” Hillman said.
The long-planned construction includes the installation of islands in the middle of the road, addition of traffic signals, and resurfacing of the asphalt.
Wheelchair ramps along Pioneer Boulevard are in their final completion stages.
Last month, the annual Arturo Sanchez Sr. Halloween Parade was rerouted to Norwalk Boulevard because of the anticipated construction mess and hazard.
The time frame for the total construction project is until March of 2018. The expected one-lane of traffic is expected to be 24 hours a day for no more than the stated 30-day period.
Questions regarding this project can be addressed to Norwalk’s engineering department at (562) 929-5723.