PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

5/26/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:052617
Subject:
Community Invited to Public Forum on Anaheim Corridor Improvements in Midtown
Contact:
Craig Beck, Director
Department of Public Works
562.570.6771
Craig.Beck@longbeach.gov




The community is invited to a public forum on Tuesday, May 30, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, at United Cambodian Community, 2201 East Anaheim St., Suite #200, to learn about upcoming safety improvements to the Anaheim Corridor in Midtown, between Junipero Avenue on the west crossing through Cambodia Town to Atlantic Avenue on the east.

“The improvements along the Anaheim Corridor in Cambodia Town are the first phase of a larger revitalization project that will improve public safety, upgrade our infrastructure, and boost the economic growth of this vibrant community,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

The City recently completed a visioning process for the future of Anaheim Street, which aims to calm traffic, improve parking, concentrate activity to select nodes and create a unique identity for the Anaheim Corridor.

“We look forward to these upcoming Anaheim Corridor improvements,” said Councilman Dee Andrews. “My hope is that these improvements will encourage community members to come out and explore all that this neighborhood has to offer, including great food and culture.”

A thorough assessment was done on areas prone to collision along the Anaheim Corridor. The improvements will be targeting these areas and is set to include:
  • New pedestrian refuge medians (with landscaping)
  • New high visibility crosswalks (with continental striping)
  • New repaved and repaired streets
  • New traffic signals
  • Bicycle safety crossings (at Bike Boulevard crossings)
  • Signage
  • Curb painting
“I highly encourage the community to attend the forum and learn about the new improvements coming to Anaheim Street,” said Councilman Daryl Supernaw. “This is an investment that is sure to benefit businesses, visitors and residents including those with mobility challenges."

Funding for this project will come from a recently awarded $3 million grant through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), which includes funds for multiple medians and traffic signals on Anaheim Street in the Zaferia District as well. These medians are scheduled to be built simultaneously with the Cambodia Town improvements.

The HSIP funds provide improvements for bikes, pedestrians, and cars. The City plans to utilize Metro Proposition A funds on transit improvement projects along the Anaheim Corridor to ensure that it is safe for all modes of transportation.

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