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Community News

Katella Avenue Improvement Project

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 6
3/21/2014




Construction begins on the Katella Avenue Improvement Project on Thursday, March 27, 2014 between Bloomfield Avenue and Cherry Avenue in the City of Los Alamitos.

The project consists of center median construction along a 700 foot section of Katella Avenue directly in front of the Los Alamitos Medical Center campus and Katella Manor Senior Living. It will include a new traffic signal at the Katella Avenue and Kaylor Avenue intersection and a reconfigured center median. The new median will be altered to lengthen the turn pockets to facilitate more automobile stacking within the left hand turn lanes that lead into the Medical Center’s new parking structure.

The Katella Avenue Improvement Project is being constructed to complement and support the expansion of the Los Alamitos Medical Center and construction is funded by the facility.

Katella Avenue traffic will be impacted with the closure of one eastbound and one westbound lane around the clock. The City has allowed for extended daily construction hours to shorten construction duration while maintaining two westbound & eastbound traffic lanes. Every effort will be made to expedite the project and minimize inconvenience.

When the two-lane closure starts, traffic delays and congestion are expected, especially during morning and evening commutes. Drivers are encouraged to use Cerritos Avenue as an alternative to Katella Avenue.

More information is available at katellaave-improvementproject.com.

To obtain construction update information, please refer to the hospital’s web site home page www.losalamitosmedctr.com or katellaave-improvementproject.com.