Officials from the Port of Los Angeles have broken ground on the $10.3 million Front Street Beautification Project on the LA Waterfront in a ceremonial launch.
The event took place on 9 March.
The project is expected to be completed in 2024.
The project is among several being undertaken by the port to further enhance connectivity and public access to the LA Waterfront for both Wilmington and San Pedro, according to the Port of Los Angeles.
The Front Street Beautification Project meets select environmental mitigation measures for both landscaping and beautification.
The Front Street Beautification Project will include the design and construction of a landscaped gateway area at the northeast corner of Front Street and Pacific Avenue.
The area will feature a 22-foot-wide multi-use pathway for both pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as a five-foot landscaped strip along Front Street.
The project will feature new pedestrian lighting, additional landscaping, and other site amenities, in addition to providing new linkage between San Pedro and Wilmington along the LA Waterfront.
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“The beautification along Front Street will not only provide a new pathway to access our waterfront, but also fills in one of the last gaps of waterfront promenade that will connect Wilmington and San Pedro,” said Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi.
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director, Gene Seroka, further stated: “When this project is completed next year, it will provide a safe space for walking, jogging and cycling as well as connect the Central and Northwest San Pedro communities.”
In December 2022, the Port of Los Angeles awarded $6 million to two trucking companies to accelerate the transition to zero-emission drayage trucks.