Nighttime Paving of Gaffey Street Begins October 22
The Bureau of Street Services will be repaving Gaffey Street, between 9th and Summerland, starting October 22. The work will be done during the nighttime hours of 9 PM – 6 AM, and the project is expected to take two weeks to complete.
This project requires coordination with CalTrans and the City of Long Beach, to divert traffic from the 110 and 47. The exact dates are subject to change; we will post any updates here.
The Bureau has already repaved the portion between Paseo del Mar and 9th.
Some of you may have noticed a slightly different configuration between 19th St. and 22nd. Previously Gaffey dropped to one lane at 22nd St., the new striping drops Gaffey to one lane at 19th St. When resurfacing occurs DOT needs to prepare new striping plans that meet current guidelines for signage and striping. DOT evaluated the streets and adjusted the striping as necessary so that the current guidelines are met. The old lane drop at 22nd st. did not meet current safety standards, so now Gaffey drops to one lane South of 19th Street. The DOT also considers safety enhancements at the time of resurfacing.
The new left turn pockets are meant to provide for safe turning movements.