WEST BURBANK — Residents should expect delays until early August as crews tear up a roughly one-mile section of Buena Vista Street, city officials warned this week.
The construction, stretching from Jeffries Avenue to the alley south of San Fernando Boulevard, is in the final phase of the $824,000 project. The money — $600,000 from city redevelopment funds, the rest from state gasoline-tax revenue — was allocated to repair what is considered among the worst roads in Burbank.
Buena Vista Street and Empire Avenue, where resurfacing began Monday, were both rated "very poor" during a citywide survey of roads in 2005.
"Continuing to improve infrastructure, transportation and traffic flows are part of the City Council's top goals for this year," city spokesman Keith Sterling said.
The construction on the four blocks of Empire Avenue stretching from Naomi Street to Lincoln Street is funded by an outside developer.