"I think it's great because it's a little old and it's got a few potholes in it, and we've always got to be a little careful of where we walk," said pedestrian John Thies.
The first step is to seal the road which extends the life of the street paving, as work begins for the pedestrian walkway around the 3.3-mile loop. It will affect a number of streets around the Rose Bowl, including Parkview Avenue and West Drive on Monday.
The 13-foot walkway will be set apart with a tan-colored pavement, and traffic dividers will be installed to separate walkers from others who use the area.
The project is expected to be completed by mid-May.