Work to Begin on Long Beach Boulevard Street Improvement Project

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The City of Long Beach will soon begin work on a street improvement project on Long Beach Boulevard between Hill Street and Willow Street.

“This project is extremely important because Long Beach Boulevard is the one of the major roadways in Long Beach, extending from one end of the city to the other,” Mayor Bob Foster said.

The construction work will include removal and replacement of most of the existing concrete curbs and more than 50 percent of the sidewalk. Twenty-six curb ramps at all intersections will be reconstructed or adjusted to meet current disabled access regulations. The existing street material is asphalt, and the street will be repaved with rubberized asphalt pavement.

“I am happy to see this rehabilitation project continuing on Long Beach Boulevard. As one of our City’s busiest corridors, I’m very pleased that we are shaping it up to attract new businesses while making our residents proud,” said Councilmember Dee Andrews, who represents the 6th District.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during construction. Traffic control plans will be developed to minimize impacts on businesses. The work will take place next to Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro’s) Blue Line rail tracks, and all work directly adjacent to rubberized crossings, within 15 feet of track centers, will take place between midnight and 4 am.

The construction is scheduled to be completed by April 2014. The $800,000 project will be financed with Federal Highway Funds.

Long Beach Boulevard was rehabilitated between Ocean Boulevard and Anaheim Street in 2011 and 2012.

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