West Anaheim Street Improvement Project Complete
The West Anaheim Street Improvement Project, which began in September 2013, is now complete.
To mark the end of the project, on Oct. 7, Long Beach city officials and local businesses celebrated the recent completion of the one-year project overseen by the Port of Long Beach.
The nearly mile-long West Long Beach thoroughfare received new pavement, sidewalks, curbs and median upgrades. And notably, the project included many "green" environmental enhancements such as drought-tolerant landscaping, energy-saving lighting and storm-water-filtering tree planters and swales.
The construction cost of the project was $8 million. Most of the project’s cost was paid by the Harbor Department, while the Long Beach Public Works Department provided $400,000 toward the planning and design phase.
West Anaheim handles about 30,000 vehicle trips each day, which includes about 5,000 heavy-duty trucks that serve the nearby port complex. Anaheim Street in West Long Beach is the northern border of the harbor district, and is surrounded by a local business area.
- Smoother roadway surface, improved driving conditions
- Landscaping improvements with drought-tolerant plants and trees
- Curb ramp, sidewalk, & driveway upgrades to improve pedestrian access
- Improved and more user-friendly bus stops
- Beautification of the roadway
- Drought-tolerant landscaping
- "Bio-swales" that naturally filter heavy metals and other contaminants
- Storm-water filtering tree box planters that minimize polluted runoff
- Power-saving LED streetlights
- Adjustable signalization that enhances the smooth flow of traffic
- New energy-efficient LED streetlights
- Traffic signal improvements with better visibility
- Traffic signal push buttons for pedestrians
- In-road traffic monitoring loops