First published in the Feb. 12, 2022, print issue of the Burbank Leader.
Work crews will resurface several damaged or worn streets in Burbank’s Magnolia Park neighborhood starting in March, the city said this week.
Burbank’s street repairs occur in cycles, with resurfacing conducted zone by zone. Construction on the refurbished streets is slated to span from March to September, according to a staff report submitted to the City Council for Tuesday’s meeting. The contractor, All American Asphalt, must notify residents, businesses and schools that could be affected by the work.
Streets that will receive new surfaces include Chandler Boulevard from Valley Street to Sparks Street; most of Clark Avenue from Hollywood Way to Victory Boulevard; Screenland Drive from Burbank Boulevard to Verdugo Avenue; and Griffith Park Drive from Burbank Boulevard to Olive Avenue. Many residential streets in the Magnolia Park area will also be resurfaced.
Crews will also remove and rebuild damaged curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways and pedestrian ramps. Additionally, dozens of speed humps and cushions will be replaced as part of the project.
The cost of the project is estimated at about $7.76 million for 26 miles of paving, according to the city report. Like previous resurfacing efforts, this one will use rubberized asphalt, a material made partially of discarded tires. Public works officials estimated that the project would divert roughly 144,000 tires from landfills.
Community members are advised to avoid driving on new rubberized asphalt when it is hot, as doing so could damage both vehicle tires and the surface.
Residents can report potholes and sidewalk upheavals by using the city’s new Our Burbank app or by calling the Public Works Department at (818) 238-3800 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.