City to Begin Work on Ocean Boulevard in Belmont Shore


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Map courtesy of the City of Long Beach. 

Street improvements will begin along Ocean Boulevard during the week of November 2 between Livingston Drive and Bay Shore Avenue, the City of Long Beach announced Tuesday.

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The city predicts the work will take approximately nine weeks to complete, while weather-related or unforeseen conditions may affect the overall schedule.

"Ocean Boulevard provides residents and visitors access to our beautiful coastline," said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement. "We continue to make progress on critical infrastructure in the city, while remaining sensitive to our unique urban coastal habitats."

Street conditions will be improved by reconstructing areas where the pavement has deteriorated, cold milling and resurfacing the pavement. Pavement markers, traffic striping, signage and curb paint will also be added in an effort to refresh Ocean Boulevard, according to the announcement.

The project also entails replacing damaged curbs and gutters, driveways, alley entrances and sidewalks.

"Ocean Boulevard serves as one of the iconic gateways to the recreational opportunities available in Belmont Shore, and I'm delighted to see this project move forward," said Councilwoman Suzie Price in a statement.

Those who live in the area will receive written notifications outlining the work schedule, while temporary signage will be posted along the roadway to notify motorists about parking restrictions. Those who live on Ocean Boulevard between Livingston Drive and Bay Shore Avenue will also receive information about parking accommodations.

Street sweeping enforcement will be temporarily suspended to prevent parking issues in the area bound by Ocean Boulevard on the south, Division Street on the north, Livingston Drive on the west and Bay Shore Avenue on the east.

Roads will remain open during working hours. However, motorists should be advised to expect traffic delays due to potential closures of single lanes during construction.

For more information regarding this project, contact the Public Works Department at 562.570.5160.

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