Wardlow Road Pavement Rehabilitation Project Complete
2012-12-11 · By Editor
Residents and commuters are benefiting from a pavement rehabilitation project along Wardlow Road that the City of Long Beach recently finished between Long Beach Boulevard and Cherry Avenue.
“I’m very pleased that this important infrastructure improvement project is completed, and that we’ve extended the lifespan of Wardlow Road,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
The work included resurfacing the pavement; replacing damaged curbs and gutters, driveways, sidewalks; reconstructing areas of deteriorated pavement; installing pavement markers, bus pads, markings, traffic striping, signing and curb paint; and trimming trees and shaving roots.
“Rehabilitating Wardlow Road from Cherry Avenue to the 405 Freeway brings even more pride to California Heights and Bixby Knolls,” said 7th District Councilmember James Johnson. “This improved road and dozens of new trees will provide a welcoming entrance to our community and benefit our residents and businesses.”
An estimated 12,960 tires were recycled into rubberized asphalt for this project. In addition, all the old asphalt material was recycled into new asphalt or utilized as base material on other street projects.
Work began in May. The $1.6 million project was financed primarily with Proposition C funds.