The Port of Los Angeles kicked off construction of the $14.8 million Harbor Boulevard Roadway Improvement Project in San Pedro with a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 8. The roadside improvements are part of the larger L.A. Waterfront project, which aims to revitalize the San Pedro area into a visitor-serving destination for boaters, residents and tourists.
Harbor Boulevard will be realigned near 7th Street and Sampson Way, where city and port officials are planning to build San Pedro Public Market at the Ports O’ Call Village.
“The realignment of Harbor Boulevard signifies the beginning of a project that our community has desired for a very long time,” Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino said. “The redevelopment of Ports O’ Call will have a positive ripple effect for the entire Harbor Area community.”
Port and city officials hope construction will be completed by spring 2018. San Pedro Public Market is scheduled to open in 2020. The new intersection of Harbor Boulevard, 7th Street and Sampson Way would help connect the San Pedro waterfront to boaters, Catalina-bound and cruise passengers, residents and visitors.