|News Release||City of Long Beach Public Information Office|
333 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #CM; 091013|
|Subject :||New Traffic Signal at Pacific Avenue and 9th Street to be Turned On Sept. 16|
|Contact :||Edward Kamlan 562.290.2688|
|The office of Vice Mayor Robert Garcia and the Department of Public Works invite the public to attend a ceremony to turn on a new traffic signal at the intersection of Pacific Avenue & 9th Street. The ceremony is scheduled for Monday, September 16, at 10 am.|
"This new traffic signal will make it safer and easier for our residents to cross Pacific Avenue and access the new dog park, schools, businesses, and transit services," said Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, who represents the First Council District.
The new traffic signal includes enhanced street lighting, pedestrian countdown indications, and a southbound to eastbound left-turn arrow to facilitate left-turns by transit vehicles.
A traffic safety study determined that a traffic signal would be the best traffic control device for the intersection. City crews then installed a temporary marked crosswalk until the new traffic signal could be designed, funded, and installed.
The project was funded by the Gas Tax with total project costs estimated at $175,000.
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