If you’re like me, the Old Town Seal Beach Storm Drain Construction project has already caused your phone to ring off the hook with confused friends and family. We live off of Ocean avenue in the 1500 block, the area that is accessed directly by coming down Seal Beach Blvd to the Electric Avenue intersection. Unfortunately all our friends that live outside Seal Beach coming from the freeway drive right into the detour not knowing how to navigate the side streets as we locals do.
Excel Paving, the contractor handling the Old Town Seal Beach Storm Drain Construction began this portion of the construction December 8th with estimated completion some 2 to 3 months from now. That’s fine for those of us that will eventually begin avoiding the intersection, but how about our friends and family that are headed this way? Just last week I got another phone call from an in-law who was lost and asking for directions out of “the maze” (she was somewhere off Landing). It was then I decided to construct an illustration that you to can share with friends and family so they can easily map out their trip to your house for the holiday’s.
For visitors coming north bound on PCH or south bound on Seal Beach Blvd, they both must go north on PCH (as indicated by red arrows). From there they can turn left on 12th Street or left on Main Street to get into Old Town Seal Beach neighborhoods. The exit can be done be either going back the same way you came in, or if you’d like a short cut (like us locals take) you can turn off of Electric Avenue onto to 17th Street (a one way street indicated by green arrows). From here you are on south bound PCH and can easily get over into the left hand turn lane should you need to take Seal Beach Blvd back to the 405 Freeway. If you know someone that could use this information, use the Facebook share button below, forward them a link to this blog post or download a larger image of the map above by clicking HERE.