Friday, March 21, 2014

Ace San Gabriel Trench Project Adversely Affecting Businesses

The City of San Gabriel, which is located just ten miles east of Los Angeles, has embarked on a track lowering project named, Ace San Gabriel Trench Project. The work began in late 2012 and is not expected to be completed until sometime in 2017.

The purpose of the work is to increase traffic flow at four locations by building bridges over San Gabriel Boulevard, Del Mar Avenue, Mission Road, and Ramona over the recessed rail line. Personally, I haven't noticed many freight trains using the line, but I'm certain someone ran a study proving a need.

Two business owners contacted me regarding the negative impact the Ace San Gabriel Trench Project has had on their income, and wondered if they will be able to remain in business due to the length this project will take? The business owners most affected are on Commercial Avenue, that has limited access from San Gabriel Boulevard, as their street can only be accessed from the north bound San Gabriel Blvd.

Over the next few months I will be exploring this story from both sides in hopes of gaining additional insight, and bring compensation for lost income to the business owners that are struggling to stay afloat during the disruption of their customers.

If your business has been disrupted please contact me at 909.230.2061 or .

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