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West Anaheim Street Renovation Complete

Port repaved road, rebuilt sidewalks, median, bus stops

October 7, 2014

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Long Beach city officials and local businesses Tuesday morning celebrated the recent completion of a one-year project overseen by the Port of Long Beach to reconstruct West Anaheim Street.

The nearly mile-long West Long Beach thoroughfare received new pavement, sidewalks, curbs, median upgrades, drought-tolerant landscaping, energy-saving lighting and storm-water-filtering tree planters and swales.

“Anyone who hasn’t seen it yet should come over and take a look at the results of our West Anaheim Street Improvement Project. When we undertook this project, we saw the opportunity to do more than just repave; we also wanted to reconstruct and beautify the street – and we did,” said Doug Drummond, President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.

The construction cost of the project was $8 million. Most of the project’s cost was paid by the Harbor Department, while the Long Beach Public Works Department provided $400,000 toward the planning and design phase.

West Anaheim handles about 30,000 vehicle trips each day, which includes about 5,000 heavy-duty trucks that serve the nearby port complex. Anaheim Street in West Long Beach is the northern border of the harbor district, and is surrounded by a local business area.

For more information on the project, go to www.polb.com/anaheimstreet

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