Port of Long Beach completes intersection reconstruction projects

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The Port of Long Beach announced the completion of two street intersection reconstruction projects in the Harbor District intended to improve the flow of both port-related and commuter traffic.

The recently completed project at the intersection of West Anaheim Street and Santa Fe Avenue in West Long Beach upgraded the pavement with new longer-lasting concrete, correcting the problem of the rutted asphalt and potholes, which will help reduce road repair and traffic interruptions. The Anaheim Street-Santa Fe Avenue project also upgraded subterranean water lines, sidewalks and street tree landscaping at the intersection, which sits on a major route for port-related truck traffic and serves area motorists.

Meanwhile, the port also has recently completed a repaving of the busy intersection of Harbor Scenic Drive and Harbor Plaza with concrete to help strengthen the roadway against ruts and potholes and help reduce the need for traffic-interrupting roadwork in the future. This intersection provides access for trucks and dockworkers to the port’s Piers G and J and also to hospitality and tourism businesses on Pier H, including the Queen Mary.

“We thank the residential and business communities for bearing with us during construction as we improved these two intersections,” says Doug Thiessen, managing director of engineering for the Port of Long Beach. “With the new smoother longer-lasting surfaces, traffic flow is much improved.”