Maps, Parking & Traffic Information.
Important Warning: Disruption to Campus Traffic Routes July 17 through November 7
A major campus wide utility infrastructure improvement project begins this summer. The first phase of this project focuses on the West Campus Drive Turnaround, which will be closed to vehicle traffic, including bicycles. Primary construction at the Turnaround will be upgrading the existing storm drain system. In addition, deteriorated concrete pavement will be replaced and landscape elements in upper Brotman Hall plaza upgraded.
This construction will prevent travel across campus via the Turnaround. We are providing the following information now to allow ample time for you to plan an alternative route that avoids using the West Campus Turnaround.
West Campus Drive at the Beach Drive intersection (i.e., West Campus Turnaround) will be closed to through traffic from Monday, July 17 through Tuesday, November 7. Please see the map depicting the road closures. The Turnaround should be avoided during the closure. Please adjust your routes to and from campus to accommodate this road closure.
All parking lots will remain open during construction. But please note that upper campus parking lots 4, 5 and 6 will only be accessible from West Campus Drive, 7th Street entrance. It will not be possible to access these lots from campus entrances at Bellflower Boulevard, Earl Warren Drive or Merriam Way because the West Campus Turnaround will be closed to through traffic.
Similarly, it will not be possible to access lower campus parking lots 1, 3, 13, 14, 15, 16 17, 18, 19, 20 and parking structure 1 via West Campus Drive because the West Campus Turnaround will be closed to through traffic.
It will be possible to access lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and parking structures 2 and 3 via the East Campus Drive entrance off 7th Street. However, reaching these lots will be far easier from Atherton Street or Palo Verde Avenue.
July 17 through November 07, Long Beach Transit bus routes 91, 92, 93, 94, 96 ZAP, 121, and 171 will be affected as follows:
Northbound (outbound) buses entering campus from 7th Street to West Campus Drive will continue along their normal routes and exit Bellflower Boulevard with the minor modification of relocating the bus stop at the West Turnaround to just west of the turnaround.
Southbound buses (inbound) that would normally enter campus from Bellflower Boulevard will detour to Atherton Street, enter campus from Earl Warren Drive, turn right onto Beach Drive and drop off at a temporary bus stop placed at Beach Drive/Earl Warren Drive. These southbound buses will then exit campus at Bellflower Boulevard. Detour route information will be included on the Long Beach Transit website no later than Sunday, July 16. The specific link will be shared when available in a subsequent email.
An accessible path of travel for pedestrians will be available at all times.
Bicycles and Skateboards
Due to the heavy congestion and potentially narrow walkways that will occur in the West Turnaround this area will remain a dismount zone. All coasting devices must be walked and will not be allowed in the roadway.
Regular updates will be provided through email, social media, and the Maps, Parking, & Traffic website.
Clearly, this closure will have major effects on the campus. The project team is working closely with staff, faculty and students whose operations are affected by this construction to minimize the inconvenience and develop alternative paths of travel.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we conduct this very important deferred maintenance project, which is critical if we are to continue building The Beach. Fortunately, the inconvenience is temporary.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Physical Planning and Facilities Management Customer Service at 5-4357.
7th Street Construction to Begin July 5th
A project to improve ADA access at the intersections of 7th Street/ West Campus Drive and 7th Street/ East Campus Drive will occur Wednesday, July 5th through Wednesday, July 19th.
This work requires the closure of the north lane in the West Bound direction of 7th Street. Lanes will also be reduced at both the West Campus Drive and East Campus Drive entrances. Please see the construction map for a detailed description of all lane closures.
While both affected intersections will remain open to vehicle traffic, please plan for slight delays. Pedestrian access at these intersections will be detoured with signage to alternative crosswalks. Signage with maps will be posted to guide pedestrians. The bus stop on 7th Street will remain open during construction.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Zakhour, Sr. Manager Construction Services at email@example.com or (562)985-4175. Thank you for your continued support.
Summer 2017 Parking Alerts:
Parking Impacts from Summer Construction
Lots 7, 14B & 14C Closed all summer
Lot 4 Closed from June 13 through August 1.
West Campus Drop Off Closed May 27 through June 9
West Campus Turn-Around -2 lanes closed mid-June through September 1.
West Campus Turn-Around Closed Sept 1- mid October. Significant delays are anticipated and this area should be avoided if possible.
Lot 10 will have partial closures in June and July.