Long Beach infrastructure

Phase Two of LED Streetlight Retrofit to Replace 24,000 Lights

street-light Phase One of the citywide LED project is complete and replaced approximately 1,750 intersection lights in Long Beach. Phase One was funded by a $659,000 Port of Long Beach Community Mitigation Grant. Phase Two is anticipated to begin in late summer 2016 and continue for a year.

Construction Underway for Seaside Way Pedestrian Bridge

Artist rendering of the Seaside Way Pedestrian Bridge, courtesy of Tidelands Capital Improvement Division. Artist rendering of the Seaside Way Pedestrian Bridge, courtesy of Tidelands Capital Improvement Division. The City of Long Beach today celebrated the recent start of construction for the new 605-foot-long Seaside Way Pedestrian Bridge along East Seaside Way, which will provide seamless connectivity from the Long Beach Convention Center Walkway near Pine Avenue to the Performing Arts Center.

Garcia Wants to Expand Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in LB

electric-vehicle Mayor Robert Garcia wants the city to expand the electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, and is asking the Sustainable City Commission to take the lead. Mayor Garcia has asked the City Council to request the Sustainable City Commission look for “opportunities for expansion” of the electric vehicle infrastructure in the City of Long Beach.

Repairs to Shut Down Span of Desmond Bridge June 14

The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed June 14. Detour signs will be posted. The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed June 14. Detour signs will be posted. The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14, to allow workers to repair and replace safety lights atop the span, which connects the downtown Long Beach area to Terminal Island. 

Cherry Avenue Street Widening Project Begins This Week

Construction will take place from 330 feet south of Pacific Coast Highway to 19th Street. Construction will take place from 330 feet south of Pacific Coast Highway to 19th Street. Work will begin this week on the widening of Cherry Avenue from 19th Street to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), in the City of Long Beach south of Signal Hill.

Street Improvements Begin on Magnolia Avenue

street-repair-900x600 The City of Long Beach is set to begin work this week on street improvements on Magnolia Avenue between Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Spring Street. “Long Beach continues its focus on innovation and technology by bringing much needed upgrades to our traffic system, and these improvements will greatly enhance this key corridor,” Mayor Robert Garcia said.

CSULB Receives $22.7 Million Grant From the National Institutes of Health

csulb California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has received its largest award ever — $22.7 million over five years — from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish an innovative research program that prepares underrepresented students for doctoral programs.

Public Invited to 14th Street Park Fitness Zone Opening Ceremony

Courtesy of the city of Long Beach. Courtesy of the city of Long Beach. Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine and Public Works invite the public to an opening ceremony for the new Fitness Zone at 14th Street Park, between Locust Avenue and Palmer Court, on Saturday, October 25.

Closing Ceremony for Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool This Sunday, Oct. 26

belmont-plaza-pool Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Suzie Price, the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Marine, and the Tidelands Capital Improvement Division invite the public to the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool “Closing Ceremony” on Sunday, Oct.

Cherry Avenue Improvements Begin This Week

street-repair The City of Long Beach is set to begin work this week for street improvements on Cherry Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). The City is coordinating efforts with the City of Signal Hill for their Cherry Avenue Widening Project, which continues north from PCH to 20th Street.

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