La Puente, City of Industry officials mark completion of Valley Boulevard sound wall

Officials from the City of Industry and La Puente gather to recognize the final phase of the Valley Boulevard Improvement Project on Wickford Avenue in La Puente Nov. 14, 2016. This ceremony marks the end of years of construction of the Valley Boulevard sound wall as well as various sidewalk improvements. (Photo by Leo Jarzomb, SGV Tribune/ SCNG)


Local officials celebrated the completion of a sound wall in La Puente with a dedication ceremony Monday.

The wall, which now covers a total of 6,050 feet along the major thoroughfare, helps to mitigate noise generated from vehicle and truck traffic, as well as railroad operations for more than 80 residential properties in La Puente and City of Industry.

“We are proud to have completed such a major project, working closely with our neighbors at the City of La Puente,” City of Industry Mayor Pro Tem Cory Moss said in a statement. “It is a great day out here to walk in the neighborhoods along Valley Boulevard and hear how much more quiet the neighborhood is now that the wall has been completed.”

The third and final phase of the project, which included drainage improvements and the installation of a walkway, was funded by an inter-local loan agreement approved between the two cities in October 2015.

The project had been ongoing for several years. La Puente Mayor Valerie Munoz said funding difficulties held up the project for some time.

Construction of the wall began in 2010. Officials broke ground on the last piece of the wall in early 2016.

“I’m very happy and very excited that we have the third phase completed,” Munoz said by phone. “It’s a very big testament to our city working together with the City of Industry to make sure our residents are getting the project they deserved completed.”

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune