Home » Long Beach Airport (LGB) » 1-3-24 Long Beach Airport Roadway Loop Improvements Begin January 8, 2024

Long Beach Airport Roadway Loop Improvements Begin January 8, 2024

terminal loop
Kate Kuykendall
562.570.2679
Kate.Kuykendall@longbeach.gov
Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Airport
 
Long Beach, CA – The new year will ring in infrastructure improvements at Long Beach Airport (LGB) as the Terminal Roadway Improvements Project begins the evening of Jan. 8, 2024. The finished project will result in improved vehicular and passenger flow and additional enhancements for those with mobility challenges.
 
“This integral component of our pre-security improvement program at Long Beach Airport will offer travelers an even more seamless and convenient experience,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “Throughout our century of service at the Airport, we’ve consistently facilitated smooth journeys through our unwavering dedication to modern improvements.”
 
The project will supplement existing Americans with Disability Act (ADA) features such as curb access ramps, signage and handrails at drop-off and pick-up areas, and will provide a clear ADA path of travel to public transportation and public parking facilities. In addition, the project will include audible warning detection systems at pedestrian crossings.


“This project is a testament to Long Beach’s dedication to investing in modern, innovative operations at LGB,” said Fifth District Councilwoman Megan Kerr. “Temporary disruptions caused by construction will pay off in the long road, improving the overall flow of vehicle and passenger traffic.”

“Our City Council proudly supports the takeoff of this development, which will propel our award-winning 100-year-old Long Beach Airport to convenient new heights,” said Fourth District Councilman Daryl Supernaw.

The Terminal Roadway Improvements Project is one of nine projects that comprise LGB’s ongoing strategic pre-security enhancements. The total cost of the project is $16.6 million, with $10.6 million funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the remainder funded by Airport revenue.

Construction will primarily take place at night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to minimize impacts, and the project is expected to be complete in the fall of 2024.

“We commit to upholding our reputation as an airport where ‘the going is easy’ even during construction by ensuring that our guests are informed and know what to expect,” said Long Beach Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “The temporary short-term inconvenience will result in long-term benefits, building on our reputation as an easygoing airport from curb to gate.”

Travelers are encouraged to plan ahead with various tools, including a construction-specific website with the latest alerts and tips, available at LGBRoadImprovements.com, or sign up for notifications about the project at LinkLB. People can also call the construction hotline at 562.445.6439 or email info@lgbroadimprovements.com with questions. Additional signage will also be designed to help travelers navigate around construction to make the going as easy as possible.

About the City of Long Beach
Long Beach is nestled along the Southern California coast and home to approximately 466,000people. As an award-winning full-service charter city, Long Beach offers the amenities of a metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods, culture and community. With a bustling downtown and over six miles of scenic beaches, Long Beach is a renowned tourist and business destination and home to the iconic Queen Mary, nationally recognized Aquarium of the Pacific and Long Beach Airport, award-winning Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and world-class Port of Long Beach.

For more information about the City of Long Beach, visit longbeach.gov. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news: FacebookXInstagram and YouTube. More information about Long Beach Airport is available at lgb.org and on Facebook, Instagram and X @LGBAirport.