The office of Long Beach City Councilman Robert Garcia and
the Department of Public Works will be on hand to activate a new traffic signal on Pacific Avenue and Ninth Street.
A ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. and the public is invited to see the lights activated..
“This new traffic signal will make it safer
and easier for our residents to cross Pacific Avenue and access the new
dog park, schools, businesses, and transit services,” said Garcia, who represents the First Council District.
The new traffic signal includes enhanced
street lighting, pedestrian countdown indications, and a southbound to
eastbound left-turn arrow to facilitate left turns by transit vehicles.
A traffic safety study determined that a
traffic signal would be the best traffic control device for the intersection.
City crews then installed a temporary marked crosswalk until the new traffic
signal could be designed, funded, and installed.
The project was funded by the Gas Tax with
total project costs estimated at $175,000.