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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 2024

The City's contractor will begin roadway paving operations beginning mid May 2024, which will consist of full depth removal, replacement, and grind and overlay. The paving work is expected to take approximately 1 month to complete. 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 working hours. Traffic may be higher than usual during this time.

The City of Long Beach continues construction for the Artesia Great Boulevard Project. Due to inclement weather, the project is estimated to be completed by Fall 2024. Construction for the project began in Early 2024 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.

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 began in Early 2023 with an estimated completion by Fall 2024, barring unforeseen weather changes or other circumstances.

Project Area

Artesia Great Boulevard Project Map

Planned Project Improvements

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

Street Cross Section Dimensions

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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