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Rail Crossing Replacement on 8th St at Long Beach Bl and Pacific Av


As part of work on Metro’s New Blue Improvements Project, Metro’s contractor, RailWorks, will replace concrete railroad crossings and temporarily close the intersections along the Blue Line at the following locations in Long Beach:

  • 8th Street at Long Beach Bl
  • 8th Street at Pacific Av

This activity is anticipated to begin on Friday, March 8th at 9 pm (weather permitting) and last until Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 5 am for both intersections.

These intersections are anticipated to be closed for the entirety of the work activity.


There will be a closure of the intersections at 8th Street at Long Beach Bl and 8th Street at Pacific Av.

Access will be maintained for those traveling southbound along Long Beach Bl and northbound along Pacific Av, however they will not be able to make turns across the tracks.

Detour signage will be posted along Long Beach Bl and Pacific Av.

What to Expect

Construction activities will involve the use of heavy equipment and small tools, in addition to placement of large panels, and will have potential to create noise.

Noise monitors will be used onsite while construction activities are in progress.

Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change. Work activity is subject to weather conditions.