PRESS RELEASE

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

4/5/2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 040524-2
Subject:
City Issues Traffic Impacts in Downtown Long Beach for 2024 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach
Contact:
Tasha Day
562.570.5333
Tasha.Day@longbeach.gov
Manager
Office of Special Events and Filming




Aerial photo of Shoreline Drive in Downtown Long Beach with harbor, skyscrapers and race track.

Long Beach, CA – In preparation for the 2024 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, taking place Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21, there will be several street closures impacting the Downtown Long Beach area beginning Wednesday, April 17 and lasting until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Below is a listing of street closures and alternative access points, when applicable, by date. Times are approximate and subject to change.

Wednesday, April 17:
4 a.m. –

  • Closure of the side streets off Shoreline Drive and Seaside Way leading into the racecourse.

7 a.m. –

  • Closure of westbound Shoreline Drive.
  • Closure of the northbound Queensway Bridge off‐ramp.
  • Closure of the southbound Queensway Bridge on‐ramp from Shoreline Drive.
  • Closure of Aquarium Way, south of Shoreline Drive.

3 p.m. –

  • Closure of eastbound Shoreline Drive from Broadway to Ocean Boulevard.
  • Pine Avenue will remain open to traffic for visitors to the Hyatt, waterfront restaurants, Shoreline Village and Shoreline Marina tenants.
  • Aquarium of the Pacific will be accessible via Chestnut Place or Golden Shore Avenue. All vehicles must be out of the Aquarium parking structure by 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.
  • Valet parking will be available for guests dining at waterfront restaurants. Parking will also be available at Shoreline Village. All vehicles entering at Pine Avenue will exit to the east through the Marina Green parking lot and should follow the directional signage.

Friday, April 19:
6 a.m. –

  • Access to the Hyatt, Shoreline Village and the Shoreline Marina from Ocean Boulevard and Pine Avenue will close.
  • Southbound Pine Avenue will close to all traffic.
  • Access to the south side of the track will be provided at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue and will only be available to Grand Prix passholders and those with boat owner permits.
  • Interior streets of The Pike, north of Shoreline Drive, will close.

7 p.m. –

  • Pine Avenue will open for traffic to access the Hyatt, Shoreline Village and Shoreline Marina tenants.
  • Valet parking will be available for guests dining at waterfront restaurants. Parking will also be available at Shoreline Village. All vehicles entering at Pine Avenue will exit to the east through the Marina Green parking lot and should follow the directional signage.
  • Once Pine Avenue is open, the Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue entry access route to Shoreline Village and marina tenants will close.

Saturday, April 20:
6 a.m. –

  • Access to the Hyatt, Shoreline Village and the Shoreline Marina from Ocean Boulevard and Pine Avenue will close.
  • Southbound Pine Avenue will close to all traffic.
  • Access to the south side of the track will be provided at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue and will only be available to Grand Prix passholders and those with boat owner permits.
  • Interior streets of The Pike, north of Shoreline Drive, will close.  

7 p.m. –

  • Pine Avenue will open for traffic to access the Hyatt, Shoreline Village and Shoreline Marina tenants.
  • Valet parking will be available for guests dining at waterfront restaurants. Parking will also be available at Shoreline Village. All vehicles entering at Pine Avenue will exit to the east through the Marina Green parking lot and should follow the directional signage.
  • Once Pine Avenue is open, the Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue entry access route to Shoreline Village and marina tenants will close.

Sunday, April 21:
6 a.m. –

  • Access to the Hyatt, Shoreline Village and the Shoreline Marina from Ocean Boulevard and Pine Avenue will close.
  • Southbound Pine Avenue will close to all traffic.
  • Access to the south side of the track will be provided at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue and will only be available to Grand Prix passholders and those with boat owner permits.
  • Interior streets of The Pike, north of Shoreline Drive, will close.

7 p.m. –

  • Pine Avenue will open for traffic to access the Hyatt, Shoreline Village and Shoreline Marina tenants.
  • The Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue entry access route will close.
  • Valet parking will be available for guests dining at waterfront restaurants. Parking will also be available at Shoreline Village. All vehicles entering at Pine Avenue will exit to the east through the Marina Green parking lot and should follow the directional signage.
  • Once Pine Avenue is open, the Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue entry access route to Shoreline Village and marina tenants will close.

Monday, April 22:
5 p.m. –Traffic flow will be restored to:

  • Both east and westbound Shoreline Drive.
  • Northbound Queensway Bridge off‐ramp, southbound Queensway Bridge on‐ramp from Shoreline Drive, east and westbound Seaside Way.
  • North and southbound Pine Avenue, including Pine Avenue Circle.
  • North and southbound Shoreline Village Drive.
  • All service roads and internal streets of The Pike. 

Aquarium of the Pacific
The Aquarium of the Pacific will remain open to visitors during Grand Prix weekend. You can visit the Aquarium’s website for operating hours. Below is a list of parking advisories for visitors: 

  • April 17 from 3 p.m. to April 18 at 3 p.m. – Access to the Aquarium Parking structure will be via Chestnut Place to Shoreline Drive. All vehicles must be out of the Aquarium parking structure by 3 p.m. on April 18.
  • April 19-21 – Aquarium visitor parking available at the Queen Mary parking lot for a fee. Free shuttles to the Aquarium will be available during Aquarium operating hours. Aquarium parking structure will be closed.   

Media inquiries may be directed to Tasha Day, Manager, Office of Special Events and Filming, at 562.570.5333 or Tasha.Day@longbeach.gov.