• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Construction begins on new Rose Bowl walkway

March 29, 2010 12:31:01 AM PDT
There will soon be a special path for those who walk, run and skate around the Rose Bowl. Construction begins on Monday on a new walkway around the loop.The upgrade is expected to make the walkway safer, and it will allow cyclists and pedestrians to have two-way traffic.

"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.