Paving the way

One of my priorities as your councilmember has been maintaining clean and safe streets. Keeping our streets in good shape and taking care of our infrastructure is one of the most important jobs of city government, and one of the most important ways to support local businesses and neighborhoods.
As you may have noticed, we have begun work on a major new redesign and repave of 7th Street, one of our most important corridors in the city. The street has long needed work, and we are glad that this project is finally off the ground.
The project, half of which is in the First District, will see 7th Street repaved from Junipero to Long Beach Boulevard. The new improvements will greatly enhance a major corridor that leads straight into our Downtown. The improvements include: new curbs, gutters and sidewalks; new paving and resurfacing of the street; new grading; new markers, traffic stripes and curb painting; new trees; and new [Americans with Disabilities Act] ramps.
In addition, we are working with our Parks & Recreation Department to ensure that these improvements align with the groundbreaking of the new Armory Park project, which will have an entrance from 7th Street.
Construction has already begun and will move gradually west, finishing this fall. Notifications to impacted residents will be distributed a week in advance. We have worked hard to minimize impact on parking and residents.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Public Works Department with any questions about this project, at (562) 570-5160. You can also contact my office at (562) 570-6919 or .
This project will cause some temporary inconvenience, but the improvements to the street will be well worth it.

Robert Garcia
Long Beach Councilmember
First District

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