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Artesia Great Boulevard Project

Artesia Great Boulevard Groundbreaking Photo

Additional project updates and information will be published on an on-going basis.

Latest Updates - April 2023

Median removal work along Artesia Boulevard has begun starting at the western segment at Harbor Avenue heading east. The removal work is expected to last for 2 months as crews head east towards Downey Avenue. Median improvements include the forming and placement of new median curbs, irrigation, and preparations for tree placement will follow behind the removal crews. Sawcutting of existing pavement is being completed in preparations for future pavement improvements. Additionally, potholing and preparations for future conduit placement are simultaneously being completed along the northern and southern parkways/sidewalks for future traffic signal and communication infrastructure upgrades.

The City’s Contractor, Granite Construction, began street construction in the area in early 2023, with a scheduled completion, barring weather or other unforeseen delays, in early 2024.

The work will take place along the three-mile corridor:
Artesia Boulevard between Harbor Ave./Susana Rd. and Downey Ave.

Project Area

Artesia Great Boulevard Project Map

The project includes removing existing pavement, resurfacing the roadway, sidewalk and median replacement, installation of new curb/gutters, potholing, ADA compliant curb ramps, Class IV bikeway, traffic signal enhancements, irrigation and landscape improvements, and other appurtenant work.

The contractor is scheduled to perform work Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. No parking signs will be posted a minimum of two days prior to the start of work. Efforts will be made to maintain as much parking as possible.

Intermittent intersection closures will be necessary to complete this project. While the contractor will attempt to open streets as soon as it is safe to do so, we encourage the use of alternate routes during work hours. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation throughout this project.

The contractor encourages residents to:

  • Keep away from the street and construction activities
  • Reduce water runoff from driveways and lawn irrigation into the street before or during construction activities.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the project, please call the Department of Public Works at (562) 230-7862. For emergencies, please call Jose Castillo, Granite Construction Project Manager, at
(279) 444-9869.

Night Work Street Construction Traffic Advisory*
Please be advised that temporary traffic control will be implemented tonight (2/15/23) and tomorrow night (2/16/23) in preparation for median construction work by our contractor, Granite Construction, for street corridor improvements for the Artesia Great Boulevard Project. Night work is being conducted to increase safety and minimize traffic impacts for striping activity.

*Please note that “No Parking” signs have been posted to allow work to be expedited. Parking will be restored once striping is complete.

When: February 15 - 16, 2023 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Time: 7 PM – 5 AM (each night)
Where: Artesia Boulevard between Harbor Boulevard and Downey Avenue (eastbound on 2/15 and westbound on 2/16).  At least one lane of traffic will be open in both directions at all times.

If you have any questions, please contact Granite Construction at (760) 444-1028.

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. If you have any questions, please contact contactlbpw@longbeach.gov.

Project Information

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

Roadway Improvements, Landscape Improvements, Bioretention, Bus Stop Improvements, Class IV Bikeway, Traffic Improvements, Bus Stop Improvements, Curb Enhancements, Street Furniture

Canopy flowering street trees, street light banners, dining/seating area parklet, bike enhancements

Project Funding

This project is funded by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grants and City Infrastructure Bonds.

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