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Liberty Village, Marine Ave. Street Resurfacing Project Meeting for Residents

Apr 23, 2018 11:54AM ● By Liz Spear

Liberty Village and Marine Avenue will be resurfaced. This map shows the affected streets/areas.

Manhattan Beach residents and others who use Marine Avenue between Sepulveda and Aviation boulevards and the residential streets of Liberty Village in East MB are invited to attend a public meeting on street pavement resurfacing projects set to begin in those areas shortly after summer.

Staff from the City of Manhattan Beach's Public Works Department will provide information on the two construction projects Tuesday, April 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Marine Avenue Park Conference Room, 1625 Marine Avenue, Manhattan Beach. 

MB City Engineer Prem Kumar says the street resurfacing projects will be bid on as two separate projects (one Marine Avenue; the other Liberty Village) and anticipates each project starting around the same time in September.

A formal bid process will be used and the "lowest responsible bidder" will be put forth to MB City Council, which ultimately makes the decision of whom to award the contracts to based on input from city staff. 

Kumar says drivers can expect one-lane closures on Marine Avenue during the resurfacing project. He said Manhattan Beach Boulevard was recently resurfaced from Aviation Boulevard to Sepulveda Boulevard and drivers on that road experienced the same sort of lane closures. 

Liberty Village residents who will be impacted will receive door hangers notifying them of their street's imminent resurfacing roadwork. Anyone whose driveway is expected to be impacted will be notified by a door knock and in-person visit from road workers.

A brochure with the most common questions about resurfacing projects has been mailed to residents in the affected areas, says Project Manager Mo Estepa, Jr., an associate engineer for the city. 

The thoroughfare Redondo Avenue, which runs in front of Manhattan Beach Middle School, will not be resurfaced since it was recently slurry sealed. However, the intersecting streets from Liberty Village that run into Redondo Ave. will be subject to the road work.

City staff expects each project, Marine Avenue and Liberty Village, will take 3 to 4 months to be completed. Construction hours will follow city policy, which is 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The projects, which involve concrete and pavement work, were approved as part of the City’s current 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Tuesday night's meeting is an opportunity for the community to get an overview of the projects, have their questions answered, and to meet designers and city staff involved in the projects.

Estepa says the city website will be updated with "real-time" information as the projects progress. "It will be the most real-time accurate information," he said.

Anyone with questions about either project can call Mo Estepa, Jr., project manager, at (310) 802-5325.

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