The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has committed $12 million in funding towards the Nogales Street Railroad Grade Separation project in Rowland Heights. The project is designed to greatly improve vehicle, pedestrian, and rail safety by building a traffic overpass above the railroad tracks on the border between Rowland Heights and the City of Industry.
The total project cost is currently estimated to be $86.95 million. In addition to the County’s $12 million contribution, the City of Industry has committed an additional $12 million, plus $2 million from Union Pacific. The remaining funds will come from Proposition 1B railroad safety funds and grants from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The actual design and construction of the overpass will be completed by the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority. Design plans are scheduled to be completed in September 2009 with construction beginning in March 2010 and completion in March 2013.