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Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Expected to Draw Thousands and Snarl Traffic

April 12, 2019 - 11:15 am
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(KNX 1070) -- If you're heading in the direction of Long Beach this weekend, the streets of downtown are going to be a bit of a nightmare to navigate. 

Starting Friday the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is expected to draw over 100,000 spectators from Friday 4/12 to Sunday 4/14.

Below you can find the immediate traffic closures for the event:

Friday, April 12

6 a.m. Access to the Hyatt, Shoreline Village, and the Shoreline Marina from Ocean Boulevard 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 Boulevard 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 p.m. 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 p.m. The Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue entry access route will close.

Saturday, April 13

6 a.m. Access to the Hyatt, Shoreline Village, and the Shoreline Marina from Ocean Boulevard 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 Boulevard 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 p.m. 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 p.m. The Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue entry access route will close.

Sunday, April 14

6 a.m. Access to the Hyatt, Shoreline Village, and the Shoreline Marina from Ocean Boulevard 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 Boulevard 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 p.m.  Pine Avenue will be opened for traffic to access the Hyatt, Shoreline Village, and Shoreline Marina tenants. The Ocean Boulevard 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 15

5 p.m. Traffic flow will be restored to both east- and westbound Shoreline Drive; northbound Queensway Bridge off-ramp, southbound Queensway Bridge on-ramp from Shoreline Drive, east- and westbound Seaside Way; north- and southbound Pine Avenue, including Pine Avenue Circle; north- and southbound Shoreline Village Drive; and all service roads and internal streets of The Pike facility.

GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Practice & Qualifying

Friday, April 12, 2019

7:00 AM - Spectator Gates Open

7:40 AM - 9:40 AM - BUBBA Burger SportsCar Grand Prix (IMSA) Practice

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM - NTT IndyCar Series Practice P1

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM - Historic IMSA GTO Practice

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM - Stadium SUPER Trucks Practice

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM - NTT IndyCar Series Practice P2

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM - Historic IMSA GTO Qualifying

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Pirelli GT4 America Practice

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - NTT IndyCar Series Fan Appreciation Activity - All Driver Autograph Session (INDYCAR Paddock)

4:45 PM - 6:15 PM - BUBBA Burger SportsCar Grand Prix Qualifying

6:45 PM - 7:30 PM - Super Drift Challenge Practice

6:45 PM - Fiesta Friday Concert (Concert Stage)

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM - Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Competition #1
 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

7:00 AM - Spectator Gates Open

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM - NTT IndyCar Series Practice P3

9:30 AM - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Autograph Session (IMSA Paddock)

10:00 AM 10:35 AM - Pirelli GT4 America Practice

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM - Pirelli GT4 America Qualifying

12:10 PM – 1:25 PM - NTT IndyCar Series Qualifying & FIRESTONE FAST 6

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM - BUBBA burger SportsCar Grand Prix Pre-Race

2:06 PM – 3:46 PM - BUBBA burger SportsCar Grand Prix of Long Beach (Race #3 of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – 100 min.)

4:15 PM – 4:40 PM - Stadium SUPER Trucks Race #1

5:00 PM – 5:20 PM - Historic IMSA GTO Race

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Competition #2

6:00 PM - SMG Presents Rock-N-Roar Concert (Concert Stage)

Main Event

Sunday, April 14, 2019

7:00 AM - Spectator Gates Open

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - NTT IndyCar Series Warm Up

9:35 AM - Pirelli GT4 America Pre-Race

9:53 AM - "Drivers Start Your Engines"

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM - Pirelli GT4 America Race

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM - Mothers Exotic Car Parade

12:15 PM - NTT IndyCar Series Pre-Race

12:30 PM - Indy Cars to Grid

1:23 PM - "Drivers Start Your Engines"

1:42 PM - 3:30 PM - ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH (Race #4 of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series)

4:05 PM - 4:25 PM - Stadium SUPER Trucks Race #2