PRLog - Sep. 8, 2011 - POMONA, CA– The City of Pomona has completed construction on the $47.6 million Mission Boulevard bridge over the Chino Valley Freeway 71, the largest public works project ever completed in the City.
The new four way interchange, which removes an existing at-grade signaled intersection at Mission Boulevard, remedies a major traffic problem on the 15-mile California State Route 71, an important commuter traffic corridor connecting the Pomona Valley to cities of Western Riverside County.
“For years, commuters on the 71 Freeway have been frustrated by the stoplight at Mission Boulevard,” says Craig Furniss, president of Seventh Street Development, which has developed more than one million square feet of industrial space in the San Gabriel Valley including the 56-acre Mission-71 Business Park which sits on the northeast corner of Mission Boulevard and the 71. “Replacing the signaled intersection with an overpass and four-way interchange will alleviate congestion on the 71 and vastly improve traffic locally on Mission Boulevard. This is critical to businesses, especially the small warehouse and distribution companies that are located here.”
With the completion of the overpass, the detour road that ran through the Mission-71 Business Park for the past 14 months has been removed.
“It was a worthwhile price to pay for the tremendous community benefit,” said Furniss. “Without the detour, the City would have closed Mission Boulevard where it met the 71 Freeway. This would have been a major problem for residents and many feared that it also could force some of the small companies along Mission Boulevard out of business.”
With the completion of the overpass and the removal of the detour road, Seventh Street Development announces the start of Phase II of the 462,000 square-foot Mission-71 Business Park. The developer recently sold the tenth of its eleven buildings in Phase 1, to Eden Equipment Company, which purchased an 18,500 square-foot building. Other tenants include: leather wholesaler Maxxsel Apparel; Dawson Company, a manufacturer and distributor of residential, commercial and industrial plumbing, heating and cooling equipment; Excellence Opto Inc., which manufactures LEDs for traffic land street lights; Martin Purefoods Corporation, which specializes in the distribution of Filipino food products, RJ Sports, a distributor of golf equipment; Wira Corporation, an importer of Indonesian Food and Drinks. and JL Footwear, a shoe importer and distributor.
The second phase will consist of three separate buildings of 42,000, 51,000 and 120,000 square feet. Each will feature state-of-the-
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About Seventh Street Development
Headquartered in Long Beach, Seventh Street Development http://www.7thsd.com is a privately-held commercial real estate development firm specializing in Southern California industrial, office, and mixed-use commercial projects.