The remaining 700 feet of an Atlanta Avenue widening project in Huntington Beach will undergo construction next month to comply with the city’s general plan.
Atlanta Avenue is required to have two through lanes in each direction divided by double yellow stripes, plus a sidewalk, gutter, curb and bike line on each side, according to the general plan. The 700-foot portion between Huntington and Delaware streets currently has one lane in each direction.
Huntington Beach officials began efforts to widen the 2½-mile-long avenue about a decade ago to help accommodate traffic.
“As the city grew, many of these types of projects happened,” City Engineer Tom Herbel said. “This is just another piece of the puzzle.”
The area will not be closed to traffic. An 8-foot-tall chain-link fence covered in acoustic blankets will help minimize noise to nearby homes, Herbel said.
Construction is expected to end in December.