Friday, March 16, 2012

Lane Closures Scheduled at Port of Long Beach

There will be temporarily lane closures along Harbor Plaza at the Port of Long Beach beginning the night of Mon., March 19 as crews replace a water pipeline underneath the roadway near the port’s administration building.

The $1.5-million replacement project is the last major step to address an issue with the port’s water supply that cropped up at the end of 2010, when traces of crude oil were found in the port’s 20-inch main waterline.

The port says it expects the project to take about three months to complete. The work begins with an overnight closure of southeast-bound Harbor Plaza to put in traffic controls from Pico Avenue to Harbor Scenic Drive.

Starting at 8 p.m. March 19, the southeast-bound half of Harbor Plaza closes, along with the Harbor Plaza East off-ramp from Harbor Scenic. By 6 a.m. Tues., March 20, the opposite side of Harbor Plaza -- which normally takes only northwest-bound traffic – temporarily becomes a two-way street.

The project will stretch from Pico Avenue southeasterly to about 300 feet before Harbor Scenic Drive. Access to the admin building’s driveways is expected to remain open during the work.