Southern California First: Freeway Teardown Project Coming to Long Beach

Funded by a grant from the California Department of Transportation, Long Beach released an RFP for conceptual and design services for a plan to transform the Terminal Island Freeway into a "regional serving greenbelt and local serving road."

Brian Addison shares the big news: "the project to remove a large portion of the Terminal Island (TI) Freeway in West Long Beach has officially gone out to bid in an RFP with an estimated bid value of $225K." On the significance of the project, Addison adds this: " It marks a major event in Southern California’s urban design history, being the first freeway removal project that mirrors existing projects such as the removal of both of San Francisco’s Embarcadero Freeway and Central Freeway."

The TI Freeway Transition Plan [RFP], as it's called, will include a community engagement process to determine a vision for replacing the freeway with green space and pollution mitigation measures.

Full Story: RFP Goes Out for Terminal Island Freeway Removal Project; Marks SoCal’s First Freeway Removal Project

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