Various street-construction projects are underway in the 8th and 7th council districts, and the work will continue in the coming weeks, according to a press release issued by 8th District Long Beach City Councilmember Al Austin’s office.
San Antonio Drive between Long Beach Boulevard and Virginia Road is being repaved. City officials expect the street to be closed off on this block through Wednesday, Nov. 13. Motorists entering the Los Cerritos neighborhood or going to Los Cerritos Elementary, Los Cerritos Park, Virginia Country Club or Rancho Los Cerritos are encouraged to use Roosevelt Road as an alternate route, according to Austin. City officials expect the entire project to be completed before Thanksgiving.
Work is also commencing this month on repaving Carson Street between Atlantic and Orange avenues. The road work will take place from Nov. 12 through Nov. 27 and resume from Dec. 2 through the week of Dec. 16. According to Austin, there will be no construction during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and there will be at least one lane of travel open in each direction.
Work is continuing on Atlantic Avenue between Bixby Road and 33rd Street in the 7th District. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction during this work, which Austin says should be completed by the beginning of December. He said the businesses are open during construction and encourages residents to support local stores along the corridor during the construction project.
“These infrastructure improvements may cause a temporary inconvenience, but they are part of continued improvements to our neighborhoods that will bring long-term benefits,” Austin said. “Thank your for your understanding and patience.”
Source: 8th District Council office