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Rio Linda Archway Restoration

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Rio Linda Archway

At a special town hall meeting on June 11, 2012, the Rio Linda Grange and Rio Linda Visions Task Force hosted a workshop to gather ideas on the restoration of the Rio Linda Archway.

There were many ideas suggested by the attendees.

Overall, the community wants to maintain the current look while refurbishing the Archway to allow this icon to better represent Rio Linda and the community. The pillars need to be repaired and painted and the Arch itself needs to be inspected for rust or damage and then repainted.

One idea was to restore the American Flag on the top of the cupola but there were concerns about keeping the flag in good condition and the expense of replacing it when it became weathered.

Another idea was to have a metal flag which would last much longer and not require as much maintenance. There was also a suggestion to add globes or balls to the top of each of the four pole and perhaps have lights directed at the flag.

The public did feel that the Archway is a symbol of Rio Linda and should not be overtly changed.

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Marysville Archway

Mike Grandinetti has been working with the Dept. of Transportation and Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan’s office to arrange for the community to do the necessary work and painting. Electricians, contractors, cement workers and painters are all needed. Also, anyone with expertise in metal structures.

If you or someone you know would like to help in the Arch restoration, please contact Mike Grandinetti at 832-8232.

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4 Comments

  1. Josh, See the previous article on riolindaonline.com. There’s a plan in place. The Brothers brothers own 3 of those corners and they are going to present the plan to the CPAC planning committee in August. What burns me up is that the County has had a visions plan prepared since 2009 and hasn’t moved forward on it at all. We need them to get started on that plan!

    https://www.riolindaonline.com/local-interest/rio-linda-elverta-cpac-meeting-rescheduled/

  2. Should have done something about it a long time ago. 🙂

  3. I don’t think so, at least until the presentation in August. If you’re referring to the Visions Plan, I would call or email Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan’s office to find out the status of the project.

  4. Does anybody know the title of the movie that this archway appeared in? The scene in the movie opens with a focus on the archway and then zooms in on the characters sitting at a circular outdoor table in front of the Frosty Drive-in. Who were the actors?