Traffic Signal Upgrade Project Planned for Carson Street in Long Beach

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe announced plans today for the County to contract for the synchronization of traffic signals along Carson Street in Long Beach and portions of Lakewood and Hawaiian Gardens.

The project involves the synchronizing of traffic signals at 28 different intersections along a 7.3-mile stretch of Carson Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Bloomfield Avenue. Synchronizing the signals and improving their operation will reduce traffic delays on this route.

The project is the result of a joint partnership between the City of Long Beach and the County of Los Angeles, with both agencies contributing a portion of the construction funding. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $2.13 million, with $1.7 million coming from a Metropolitan Transportation Authority grant, $205,000 from the County and $221,000 from the City of Long Beach.

The project is part of the County’s ongoing program of synchronizing traffic signals to improve the flow of traffic on streets and highways.