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Posted on: May 10, 2016

Construction Alert — April 11-13, 2016

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 8, 2016) — Two lanes of eastbound traffic on Katella Avenue between West Street and Hotel Way may be closed during the overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11, Tuesday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 13, to accommodate utility work related to the Anaheim Convention Center Expansion. The evening closures, scheduled overnight to mitigate traffic congestion, will encompass lanes one and two on eastbound Katella.*

Construction crews will continue their onsite activities 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and occasional Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information and to register for traffic advisories, visit the Anaheim Convention Center Expansion website at www.accexpansion.com. Traffic advisory information is also available by calling the Expansion Information Line, updated regularly, at (714) 765-8914. The city appreciates your partnership and patience during this exciting construction project.

* Please be advised that dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen operational factors or inclement weather.

The 200,000-square-foot expansion — Anaheim Convention Center North — is scheduled to be unveiled in late summer 2017. The first phase of the new parking structure is scheduled to open late this summer, providing 622 parking spaces. The pedestrian bridge concourse, also opening in late summer, will connect the parking structure to existing convention center facilities. The Anaheim Convention Center is the largest convention center on the West Coast and one of the most popular facilities in the country. The expansion will allow the city to retain conventions that have grown in popularity each year as well as provide space to attract new conventions and events.

Located in the heart of the Anaheim Resort District, the Anaheim Convention Center is an important enterprise operation the city relies on to support the general fund. The Anaheim Resort District provides approximately 50% of general fund tax revenues, which in turn provides for vital city services such as fire, police, parks and libraries. Additional tax revenue from the expansion is projected to exceed $9 million annually. An estimated 1,860 jobs will be created during construction, and the expansion will support more than 2,000 new jobs annually. The next local hire event will be held in May 2016 to fill available positions with project contractors.

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