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2 of 4 for Fifth
Dear Reader,

The 5th District is set to receive 2 signal upgrades to improve traffic safety in our community. On August 7th, the Council approved a recommendation from Public Works to install and modify traffic control signals at various intersections in Long Beach.

The project will furnish, install and modify traffic signal equipment at 4 intersections, as recommended by the City Traffic Engineer. 2 of these intersections are in the 5th: Woodruff Avenue at Spring Street and Snowden Avenue at Spring Street.

The signal upgrade will enhance traffic flow and intersection safety. Construction is projected to begin in October and is expected to take approximately 60 working days.

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Post Office Closure Update
The U.S. Postal Facility on Redondo Avenue is set to close.

The City of Long Beach has opposed service reductions at the Post Office at 2300 Redondo, starting with a City Council vote in March of 2009.

Despite the City's opposition, the Postal Service has moved forward with nationwide consolidation efforts, and a feasibility study in December 2011 regarding the Redondo location indicates a transfer of processing and distribution services from the Long Beach location to an existing Los Angeles location would save the Postal Service $16 million annually. The study also acknowledges these savings result in a net loss of 680 positions.

In 2013, the Postal Service plans to consolidate or close up to 140 facilities. The Redondo location is on the closure list.