Final Phase Begins on Intersection Improvement Project at PCH and 2nd

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long beach street repair projectWork is entering the final phase on a project to alleviate congestion at the intersection of southbound Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) at Second Street. The project will add a second left turn lane and provide room for right turns onto Second Street without blocking through-traffic, and add sidewalk along PCH.

“This investment in our infrastructure will benefit the community in many ways, including providing much needed traffic relief at this popular intersection,” Mayor Bob Foster said.

The estimated completion date is mid-November, weather permitting. The remaining work involves reconstructing driveways, rehabilitating the pavement, installing detection loops in the pavement to activate traffic signals, and road striping.

“It has been a long and painful process, and had many obstacles to overcome. I look forward to having this project completed and enjoying the benefits of improved traffic flow at one of the busiest intersections in the City of Long Beach,” said Councilmember Gary DeLong, who represents the 3rd District.

The pavement rehabilitation is scheduled from mid-October to early November. Traffic controls will be in place to provide safety for motorists and workers. Lane closures will be required, and while the roads will stay open during working hours, motorists can expect some traffic delays. Therefore, motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to use alternative routes when possible.

Earlier work on the project included upgrading fire suppression systems for neighboring business; installing a new, larger storm drain system, coordinating and relocating conflicting underground utilities and oil pipelines to accommodate the new storm drain system; and upgrading lighting and installing new landscaping.

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