Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Port of LA Project Wins Engineering Award

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers has named the Port of Los Angeles’s Harbor Boulevard and Plaza Park improvement project Outstanding Roadway and Highway Project of the Year 2018.

The project called for redesigning a three-street intersection at Harbor Boulevard, 7th Street and Miner Street in San Pedro to prepare the area for the new San Pedro Public Market, which is expected to open in 2020, according to the port.

The new intersection reconfiguration features new traffic signals, crosswalks and bike lanes for better public access to waterfront attractions.

“The Harbor Boulevard improvements have resulted in safer and more seamless traffic flow through the area, which is of particular importance as we gear up for the San Pedro Public Market,” said Tony Gioiello, the port’s deputy director of development. “This project has also greatly enhanced the aesthetics of the intersection, providing a new and welcoming commuter and pedestrian gateway to the LA Waterfront.”