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Starting April 5, expect some detours getting around Downtown due to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. There will be road closures and public transit may experience some delays due to congestion from race fans.

One way to get around the road and parking congestion is to travel by sea on Long Beach Transit’s scenic water taxi service that will be in operation April 7-9. Riders will have two options either the AquaLink service ($15 for an all day wristband)  traveling between Alamitos Bay Landing (Berth 3 – adjacent to Boathouse on the Bay) and the Aquarium of the Pacific (Rainbow Harbor Dock 4) or the AquaBus serving ($1 each ride) the Downtown waterfront between The Queen Mary; Hotel Maya; Aquarium of the Pacific; and Shoreline Village.

See below for details on the Water Taxi Service and Road Closures:

 

LBT WATER TAXI SERVICE

 

April 7 – 9, 2017

 

AquaBus

  • LBT AquaBus will operate approximately every 45 minutes from 8:05 a.m. to 8:35 p.m.
  • AquaBus will pick up and drop off at: The Queen Mary; Hotel Maya; Aquarium of the Pacific (Rainbow Harbor Dock 4); and Shoreline Village (Rainbow Harbor Dock 9)
  • From Dock 4, customers will walk left for the aquarium and right for the Grand Prix; a Grand Prix ticket can be purchased at the entry gate
  • From Dock 9, a Grand Prix ticket can be purchased at the entry gate
  • AquaBus will not stop at Rainbow Harbor Dock 7 for the Grand Prix
  • Fare: $1 one way
    • Cash-only purchases available the entire service day while boarding the water taxi
    • Credit card purchases are not available

 

 

 

AquaLink

  • LBT AquaLink will operate approximately every 40 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 10:20 p.m.
  • AquaLink will operate an express service between Alamitos Bay Landing (Berth 3 – adjacent to Boathouse on the Bay) and the Aquarium of the Pacific (Rainbow Harbor Dock 4)
  • From Dock 4, customers will walk left for the aquarium and right for the Grand Prix; a Grand Prix ticket can be purchased at the entry gate
  • AquaLink will not stop at The Queen Mary dock and the Belmont Pier for the Grand Prix
  • Fare: $15 for one day all-access LBT wristband pass
    • Allows for unlimited rides on the AquaLink, AquaBus and all LBT regular buses
    • Purchase options:
      • Transit and Visitor Information Center at 130 E. 1st Long Beach, CA 90802
        • April 4 – 9
        • Credit card and cash purchases available
      • Alamitos Bay Landing Berth 3
        • April 7 – 9
        • Credit card purchases available at the dock from 8 a.m. – noon
        • Cash purchases available the entire service day while boarding the water taxi
      • Rainbow Harbor Dock 4 (Aquarium)
        • April 7 – 9
        • Cash-only purchases available the entire service day while boarding the water taxi
        • Credit card purchases not available from this dock
      • Vendors
        • Vendor locations along the waterfront may become available. Check lbtransit.com for updates

 

 

Wednesday, April 5th

5:00 AM Closure of the side streets off Shoreline Drive and Seaside Way leading into the Race Course.

7:00 AM Closure of westbound Shoreline Drive, closure of the northbound Queensway Bridge off ramp, closure of the southbound Queensway Bridge on ramp from Shoreline Drive, closure of Aquarium Way south of Shoreline Drive.

3:00 PM Closure of eastbound Shoreline Drive from Broadway to Ocean Blvd. Pine Avenue will remain open to traffic for visitors to the Hyatt, waterfront restaurants, Shoreline Village, and Shoreline Marina tenants. Chestnut Place or Golden Shore Avenue will provide access to the Aquarium of the Pacific. Valet Parking will be available for guests dining at waterfront restaurants. Shoreline Village has parking available as well. All vehicles entering at Pine Avenue will exit to the east through the Marina Green parking lot, please follow the directional signage.

Friday, April 7th

6:00 AM Access to the Hyatt, Shoreline Village, and the Shoreline Marina from Ocean Blvd. and Pine Avenue will close. Southbound Pine Avenue will close to all traffic. Access to the south side of the track will be provided at the intersection of Ocean Blvd. and Alamitos Avenue and will only be available to Grand Prix passholders and boat owner permits. Close interior streets of The Pike, north of Shoreline Drive.

7:00 PM Pine Avenue will be opened for traffic to access the Hyatt, Shoreline Village, and Shoreline Marina tenants. Valet Parking will be available for guests dining at waterfront restaurants. Shoreline Village has parking available as well. All vehicles entering at Pine Avenue will exit to the east through the Marina Green parking lot, please follow the directional signage.

9:30 PM The Ocean Blvd. and Alamitos Avenue entry access route will close. Saturday, April 8th

6:00 AM Access to the Hyatt, Shoreline Village, and the Shoreline Marina from Ocean Blvd. and Pine Avenue will close. Southbound Pine Avenue will close to all traffic. Access to the south side of the track will be provided at the intersection of Ocean Blvd. and Alamitos Avenue and will only be available to Grand Prix passholders and boat owner permits. Close interior streets of The Pike, north of Shoreline Drive.

7:00 PM Pine Avenue will be opened for traffic to access the Hyatt, Shoreline Village, and Shoreline Marina tenants. Valet Parking will be available for guests dining at waterfront restaurants. Shoreline Village has parking available as well. All vehicles entering at Pine Avenue will exit to the east through the Marina Green parking lot, please follow the directional signage.

9:30 PM The Ocean Blvd. and Alamitos Avenue entry access route will close.

Sunday, April 9th

6:00 AM Access to the Hyatt, Shoreline Village, and the Shoreline Marina from Ocean Blvd. and Pine Avenue will close. Southbound Pine Avenue will close to all traffic. Access to the south side of the track will be provided at the intersection of Ocean Blvd. and Alamitos Avenue and will only be available to Grand Prix passholders and boat owner permits. Close interior streets of The Pike, north of Shoreline Drive.

7:00 PM Pine Avenue will be opened for traffic to access the Hyatt, Shoreline Village, and Shoreline Marina tenants. The Ocean Blvd. and Alamitos Avenue entry access route will close. Valet Parking will be available for guests dining at waterfront restaurants. Shoreline Village has parking available as well. All vehicles entering at Pine Avenue will exit to the east through the Marina Green parking lot, please follow the directional signage.

Monday, April 10th

5:00 PM Traffic flow will be restored to both east and west bound Shoreline Drive; northbound Queensway Bridge off ramp, southbound Queensway Bridge on ramp from Shoreline Drive, east and west bound Seaside way; north and south bound Pine Avenue, including Pine Avenue Circle; north and south bound Shoreline Village Drive; and all service roads and internal streets of The Pike facility.