U.S. Transportation Secretary to visit Nogales St. project on Friday

Artist rendering of the new Nogales Street railroad underpass.

Artist rendering of the new Nogales Street railroad underpass.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will join U.S. Representatives Grace Napolitano and Ed Royce, and members of the Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) Construction Authority to visit the Nogales Street highway-rail grade separation project on Friday morning.

The busy boulevard will close to traffic at 6 a.m. Saturday for a two-year project to separate the road from the railroad grade. Once completed, the roadway underpass and railroad bridge will eliminate collisions, delays for emergency
responders and train horn noise and reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions.

Secretary Foxx will also tour the nearby confluence of State Routes 60 and 57 for a briefing on improvement plans.

U.S. Rep Ed Royce welcomes guests to Rowland Heights office

U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Rowland Heights, center, receives certificate from Dickie Simmons, field rep for L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe. Looking on from left are Diamond Bar City Councilwoman Carol Herrera, Ed Ebenkamp with Rowland Heights Community Council, Simmons, Walnut Mayor Mary Su and Councilman Tony Cartagena. (Staff photo by Watchara Phomicinda)

The East San Gabriel Valley welcomed its newest U.S. representative to the first congressional office in the valley last week. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Rowland Heights, greeted city officials and residents during a grand opening of his new office in Rowland Heights.

“It’s fantastic to offer services to six new cities in my district,” said Royce, who represents the newly drawn 39th Congressional District. He added Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Diamond Bar, Walnut, Chino Hills and La Habra Heights.

The smiling congressman was warmly greeted by city officials and local residents in his new office in the Diamond Plaza. The second floor office overlooks the busy Pomona Freeway.

“If you have any problems in any way with the federal government, we’re here to help you with those challenges,” Royce told the group.

The 11-term congressman had spent the day reaching out to the community. Earlier, he had talked to the Rotary Club, before speaking to a civics class at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights.

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Congressman Ed Royce welcomes residents to Rowland Heights office

East San Gabriel Valley residents Tuesday welcomed their new congressman, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Rowland Heights. Royce, who represents the newly drawn 39th Congressional District, greeted local officials at the grand opening of his new district office at Diamond Plaza overlooking the 60 Freeway.

Among those in attendance were: Walnut Mayor Mary Su and Councilman Tony Cartagena; Diamond Bar Council members Ling-Ling Chang and Carol Herrera; Hacienda Heights Improvement Association board member Sandy Keat and Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council members Lynne and Ted Ebenkamp.

“If you have any problems in any way with the federal government, we’re here to help you with those challenges,” Royce told the group. “It’s fantastic to offer services to six new cities in my district.”

The office address is 1380 S. Fullerton Road, Suite 205. Royce also opened a new office in Brea. “This will be a big benefit to the community,” said Lynne Ebenkamp.