Major construction, bike lane installation to prompt partial closure of Second Street near PCH

Beginning Feb. 28, Second Street is expected to be partially closed as the city works on surface improvements on the arterial between Marina Drive and its’ stretch toward the Seal Beach city limit.

The project, expected to be completed by late April/early May, depending on the weather, will make way for repaving and re-striping of the road. According to officials, other additions include the installation of a striped bike lane between Marina Drive and the eastern city limit—a much-needed route that will finally connect folks to the bike lane near Alamitos Bay and along the San Gabriel River—as well as removal and replacement of existing medians.

“The focus for Marina Drive is to make it safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other micro-mobility users,” said Jennifer Cary of Public Works. “There has only been a sidewalk along one side of Marina Drive. The new corridor will feature ADA compliant sidewalks along both sides of Marina Drive; a parking protected bike lane on the northwest side; and a bollard protected bike lane on the southeast side. Currently, most of Marina Drive is one lane in each direction and this project will add safety and consistency for drivers by eliminating the mid-corridor merge and extending the length to one-lane in each direction.”

There will also be pedestrian safety improvements such as new curb ramps and enhanced crosswalks.

“There will not be any full closures of Second Street,” said Carey. “When feasible, we will also be performing street work at night to alleviate commuter inconvenience. We have visited the businesses along the corridor over the last two weeks notifying them of the work and offering to work with them if/when accommodations are needed.”

For questions regarding this project, please call 562-222-4495.

Brian Addison is a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or on social media at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food to politics to urban transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 12 nominations and an additional win for Best Political Commentary. Born in Big Bear, he has lived in Long Beach since college. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.
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