The project will improve the street from Seaside Way to Anaheim Street. The work will involve street resurfacing; replacing damaged sidewalks and curbs; installing a traffic signal and "scramble" intersections; creative lighting and planting new street trees and shrubs. This project will bring a new vitality to Downtown Long Beach through improved connectivity and a better pedestrian experience. This yearlong project will be completed in phases to minimize impacts on the community.
Businesses and restaurants will remain open during this project, and there is plenty of parking nearby. Crews are also working around major events. For instance, there is a "no work" period for Grand Prix Week, April 7-15, 2014, from Seaside Way to 7th Street. In fact, the schedule requires the contractor to minimize public inconvenience while maintaining productive work hours. All told, 675 tons of road base made from recycled concrete, rock, sand and asphalt will be utilized in this project.
This important project is sure to add to the appeal and vibrancy of our wonderful Downtown.