City To Hold Last Community Workshop on Terminal Island Freeway Re-Purpose Plan

The City of Long Beach will hold its fourth and last community workshop on the Green Terminal Island Freeway Transition Plan on Saturday morning. The project is meant to convert an under-utilized truck corridor adjacent to several West Long Beach neighborhoods into a local-serving road with an associated greenbelt.

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The event will take place on Saturday, October 24 at 10:00AM on Hill Street, adjacent to Hudson Park, 2335 Webster Avenue.

Community members will have a chance to review preliminary designs for the space, provide input and check out interactive booths and demonstrations.

The project focuses on the one-mile section of the TI Freeway, between Pacific Coast Highway and Willow Street/Sepulveda Boulevard, that is owned by the city.

The area is bordered on the west by the rail- and port-related industry, and on the east by Cabrillo High School, Hudson Elementary School, Hudson Park, and the Villages at Cabrillo.

The project’s design and planning was funded through a $225,000 grant by Caltrans.

The plan is an initial step in a larger community outreach process that includes environmental review, traffic impact analysis, and other technical studies, city officials stated.

“The TI Freeway is the first of its kind to be studied for decommissioning in Southern California,” according to a statement by the city. “The underutilized freeway has been listed among the top opportunities nationwide for replacing aging urban highways with boulevards or avenues that connect to a large network of streets.”

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