Artesia Great Boulevard Project
Additional project updates and information will be published on an on-going basis.
Latest Updates - October 2023
In partnership with the Ninth City Council District, the City of Long Beach will select to plant Brisbane Box Trees in place of the Phoenix Date Palm Trees along the medians of the street. The decision was made after hearing from many community members who live, work, or play near the Artesia Great Boulevard Project. Brisbane Box Trees are a low-maintenance, drought resistant, evergreen tree that will help increase the canopy cover along the project corridor. The City is now negotiating with the Contractor for this modification.
For pictures and more information on the trees, please follow the following links.
The City of Long Beach has contracted with Granite Construction for the Artesia Great Boulevard project. Construction began in early 2023 with a forecasted completion in early 2024. Work is ongoing throughout the three-mile corridor (Artesia Boulevard between Harbor Ave./Susana Rd. to Downey Ave.)
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the project or parking, please contact Granite Construction at (760) 444-1028. For emergencies, please call Mauricio Arreola, Granite Construction Project Manager, at (279) 444-9869.
Tree Work and Wildlife
A Landscaping Plan has been developed as part of this project. The Artesia Great Boulevard Project will add approximately 400 new public trees in place of 150 old public trees to be removed. This will beautify our communities and create a unified corridor. Trees selected for removal are predetermined prior to construction to either be in declining condition or impacted by infrastructure improvement (construction). The City of Long Beach will post notices on the trees selected for removal the week of January 23, 2023. The contractor plans to begin tree removal 10 days after the posting as one of their initial tasks.
Street improvements are coming to Artesia Boulevard between Harbor Avenue/Susanna Road to Downey Avenue. This 3.2 mile project will consist of roadway improvements such as asphalt roadway removal and replacement, concrete sidewalk, curb replacement, median and median fencing improvements, traffic signal enhancements, installation of ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) equipment, street lighting, pedestrian lighting improvements, stormwater bio-retention treatments, Class IV bike lanes, bulb-outs, landscape improvements, new street furniture, and wayfinding signage.
The project is estimated to begin early 2023 and estimated to be completed by early 2024, barring unforeseen weather changes or other circumstances.
Planned Project Improvements
This project is funded by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grants and City Infrastructure Bonds.