PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

2/12/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 021214
Subject:
Redondo Avenue Street Improvement Project Set to Begin
Contact:
Derek Wieske, Assistant City Engineer
562.570.6386
Derek.Wieske@longbeach.gov






The City of Long Beach will begin work next week on a street improvement project on Redondo Avenue between 2nd Street and Anaheim Street.

"We continue to move forward with infrastructure improvements, and this important project will improve another major thoroughfare in our city," Mayor Bob Foster said. 

The rehabilitation work includes replacing damaged curbs and gutters, driveways, alley entrances and sidewalks; trimming or shaving tree roots; reconstructing areas of deteriorated pavement; cold milling and resurfacing the pavement; and installing pavement markers, markings, traffic striping, signing and curb paint.  

“Not only will this project improve the quality of life for residents and businesses along Redondo Avenue, it will feature many sustainable elements,” said Councilmember Suja Lowenthal, who represents the 2nd District. “We'll divert materials from our landfills by recycling and reusing the old asphalt; utilizing 122 tons of road base made from recycled concrete, rock, sand and asphalt; and including recycled waste ash in all concrete work.”

“As a result of listening to the surrounding community, the City will install concrete bulb-outs and enhanced crosswalks at the intersection of Broadway and Redondo Avenue, and also modernize the traffic signal there,” said Councilmember Gary DeLong, who represents the 3rd District. 

“Throughout this important improvement project, access to businesses will be maintained and street sweeping enforcement will be suspended on adjacent side streets to provide additional parking,” said Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell, who represents the 4th District. “The City is also working closely with Long Beach Transit to minimize impacts to bus patrons, as Redondo Avenue is used as a bus route.” 

Lane closures will be required during construction, and while the roads will stay open during working hours, motorists can expect some traffic delays.  Therefore, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during construction.

The $2.2 million project is financed with Proposition C funds, and is expected to be completed in May.