Road Widening Project at PCH and Second Street Resumes Next Week
2012-05-18 · By Editor
Work will continue next week 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 project will improve traffic flow in all four directions, at one of the busiest intersections in the City of Long Beach,” Mayor Bob Foster. “This investment in our infrastructure will benefit countless commuters.”
Traffic control will be in place to provide safety for motorists and workers. Lane closures will be required to perform work for approximately two weeks, with an estimated start date of Monday, May 21. Therefore, motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes, when possible.
“I’m looking forward to the completion of this project, and the subsequent reduction of traffic at this intersection.” said Councilmember Gary DeLong, who represents the 3rd District. “The City will work diligently to minimize the impact to the community as much as possible.”
Earlier work on the project included upgrading fire suppression systems for neighboring business; relocating underground utilities to accommodate a new storm drain system; and upgrading lighting and installing new landscaping.