The City Council has approved plans to pave Panorama Drive and repave and extensively landscape nearby 23rd Street.
The two streets ring Signal Hill near its crest, giving sightseers a view of Long Beach, downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.
Cost of the project is estimated at $2.5 million. It would be paid out of Redevelopment Agency money, said James Biery, city public works director.
Panorama Drive, the north side of the loop, is a two-way dirt road. Twenty-third Street, on the south side, is poorly paved, and has diagonal street-side parking, which city officials say is dangerous. The diagonal parking would be removed and a 30-foot-wide greenbelt added on the north side of the road.
Electrical and telephone wires would be buried along the circular three-quarter-mile route, and three view areas and a pedestrian walkway would be added.
The plan was opposed by some condominium owners along the route, who were worried about increased traffic.