MB Strand

A sunny afternoon on the Manhattan Beach Strand, a strip of sidewalk that runs from 1st to 45th Street along the sand. The entire length of the Strand is set to be resurfaced starting May 6. (Photo by Kirsten Farmer)

Manhattan Beach’s famous Strand will be getting a makeover in the coming weeks.

As part of the $159,800 project slated to begin May 6, the strip of sidewalk which runs along the sand from 1st Street to 45th Street will be repaired and resurfaced, according to city officials.

“The Strand’s concrete has become noticeably smoother over time due to erosion from sand and daily street sweeping,” said Engineer Project Manager Tim Birthisel. “The project is important because it (will) increase surface traction, ultimately improving accessibility and safety for pedestrians by reducing the potential for accidents.”

The city’s contractor will resurface the concrete along the entire length of The Strand using high pressure water jetting equipment, he explained.

Pedestrians will be provided safe, alternate pathways while work is ongoing and access on The Strand will be maintained throughout the project, according to Birthisel.

“Every precaution will be taken to ensure the protection of pedestrians and adjacent residential properties while the work is underway. The contractors will (also) make every effort to keep noise and dust to a minimum,” he said.

A less disruptive round of work to complete the construction, including repairing minor cracks and small patches, will also take place through May 17.

For more information on The Strand resurfacing project, visit https://www.citymb.info/Home/Components/News/News/4554/43.

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