SAN PEDRO, Calif. — March 11, 2009 — Beginning Monday, March 16, the Port of Los Angeles will begin the roof repair and replacement project for the shops on the north end of the Ports O’ Call Village, a 15-acre New England fishing village located along the Port ’s Main Channel in San Pedro.

The project involves the repair and replacement of wood shake and flat roofs of about 25 shops, covering a 30,000 square foot area. Roofs will be cleaned and treated with wood preservative and UV protectant and will come with a five-year leak guarantee.

“The Port committed to making these repairs at the Ports O’ Call Village and we have an obligation to keep that promise,” said Kathryn McDermott, Deputy Executive Director of Port Business Development.  “We are pleased that the construction project will enable our tenants to resume business without worry.”

The repairs will involve six phases of construction at the Ports O’ Call Village, and is expected to last six to eight weeks. Businesses will maintain their normal operating hours during the construction, and parking will not be affected. No construction will take place on weekends, when the village is busiest.

The project will not interfere with the proposed San Pedro Waterfront Project, a redevelopment plan undergoing environmental review, that will enhance public access between the waterfront area and the San Pedro Community.

Ports O’ Call Village is leased and managed by San Pedro Waterfront, LLC, at Berth 77. For additional information, call (310) 548-8080.

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