CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday is expected to approve a pair of resolutions authorizing agreements with the state to fund construction of federal stimulus projects along Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.
The city’s share of the $2.57 billion in federal stimulus money dedicated to state highway transportation projects is $3.2 million.
Burbank applied for funding on four transportation projects, including traffic signal communications and upgrades to four fixed-time signals on Magnolia Boulevard; sidewalk safety enhancements and installation of pedestrian ramps in southeastern stretches of the city; highway-grade crossing improvements across Buena Vista Street at Vanowen Street enabling a “quiet zone” and highway improvements to Buena Vista Street between San Fernando Boulevard; and the northbound on-ramp to the Golden State (5) Freeway, said Principal Traffic Engineer Rabie Rahmani.
The latter project includes a widening of Buena Vista Street, traffic signal improvements at Buena Vista Street and Winona Avenue and southbound pre-signals at the rail crossing. It is expected to begin in December and last eight months.