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Museum construction begins, 18-20 month timeline

As construction for the upcoming Pomona College Museum of Art (PCMA) moves forward, a chain-link security fence is going up beginning Thursday, November 2.

The fencing will be placed around the perimeter of the museum site, including the west side of College Avenue, the south side of Bonita Avenue, along the east side of the Library parking lot, the west side of College Avenue and the north side of Second Street, the city says.

The sidewalk along College Avenue, Second Street and Bonita Avenue next to the project will be closed for safety purposes, the city noted. There will be signs for pedestrian detours.

The city is anticipating an 18-20 month construction timeline.

Meanwhile, the city has created a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting program to be used throughout the construction of the upcoming Pomona College Museum of Art.

The program, according to the city, allows residents to report issues and ask questions as the museum starts construction.

The citizen hotline is (909) 399-5389, or fill-out an online form on the city’s website.

The city arborist will also make sure that trees around the construction site will be protected throughout the process, the city said. That includes “tree protection zones,” which includes orange fencing around the trees where special care and monitoring will occur.