Tired of the traffic delays on Monterey Road, between Orange
Grove Avenue and Meridian Avenue? Especially during the morning rush hour as
parents scurry to half-a-dozen schools around the area?
It’s been exactly three weeks Monday since Southern California Edison began work on that stretch of Monterey, but don’t expect it to ease anytime soon.
In fact, expect at least another seven weeks of delays as Edison replaces an old underground vault with a new one on the southeast corner of Glendon Way and Monterey.
According to Paul Klein, a spokesperson for Edison, the utility is replacing a large concrete-like structure that holds electric equipment in the area as part of a systemwide upgrade program. The equipment distributes power to customers in South Pasadena and beyond.
The work began Oct. 7 and is expected to continue until Dec. 16, Klein told South Pasadena Patch.
After the new underground vault is installed, workers will trench back 100 feet east of the new vault to take out the old one, Klein explained.
“I would expect that traffic could continue to be disrupted,” Klein said.