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California Department of Transportation

"Caltrans Improves Mobility Across California"


May 28, 2003

California Department of Transportation - District 7
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties
www.dot.ca.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: DEBORAH HARRIS
120 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 897-3656

 

LONG BEACH FREEWAY (I-710) LANE CLOSURES
FOR PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROJECT

LONG BEACH - - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues a series of ten 55-hour weekend closures of the Long Beach Freeway (I-710) on Friday, May 30, weather permitting. From Friday at 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday, and from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday, a full freeway closure will be in effect. From 7 a.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday, two lanes of the freeway will be open in each direction. This innovative closure strategy, called the “freeway crossover,” involves closing one direction of the freeway to reconstruct the pavement while two lanes in each direction of traffic will be operating on the other half of the freeway with the lanes separated by moveable concrete barriers.

The closures are necessary to facilitate a 2.9-mile pavement rehabilitation project between Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) and the San Diego Freeway (I-405). Started in March 2001, the $16.7 million project employs a new pavement material designed to last longer and require less maintenance. Completion of the project, which also includes replacing the metal median barriers with concrete barriers and widening the freeway shoulders, is scheduled for the fall of this year.

In addition, work continues on preparation and maintenance work for repaving the mainline freeway lanes of the northbound and southbound Long Beach Freeway (I-710) with new, longer lasting asphalt. All closures are subject to change. Additional planned closures include the following:

FRIDAY

· 5/30 from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. – (connector) northbound and southbound I-405 to southbound 710
· 5/30 from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. – (one lane) northbound 710 from Rte. 1 to I-405
· 5/30 from 9 p.m. until 12 noon – (one lane) southbound 710 from I-405 to Rte. 1
· 5/30 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. – (connector) northbound 710 to northbound and southbound I-405

SATURDAY

· 5/31 from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. – (one lane) southbound 710 from I-405 to Rte. 1

OVERNIGHT MONDAY, JUNE 2 to THURSDAY, JUNE 5

· 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. – (one lane) northbound 710 from Rte. 1 to I-405
· 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. – (one lane) southbound 710 from I-405 to Rte. 1
· 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. – (two lanes) northbound 710 from Rte. 1 to I-405
· 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. – (two lanes) southbound 710 from I-405 to Rte. 1

In addition, the Pico Avenue, Anaheim Street, Willow Street and Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) on- and off-ramps will be closed at various times. Motorists are strongly advised to use the following alternate routes:

FOR AUTOMOBILES:

Northbound from Long Beach Area:
· Use westbound Route 47 to northbound Route 110
· Use northbound Route 103 to westbound Sepulveda Boulevard to northbound Alameda Street
· Use northbound Alameda Street, Long Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue to Route 405 and 710
(signed detours)

Southbound to Long Beach Area:
· Use southbound Route 5 to southbound Route 605 to westbound Route 22/7th Street
· Use eastbound Route 105 or 91 to southbound Route 605 to westbound Route 22/7th Street
· Use westbound Route 105 or 91 to southbound Route 110 to eastbound Route 47

Northbound on Route 405 to Long Beach Area:
· Use westbound Route 22/7th Street
· Use southbound Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach Boulevard, Santa Fe Avenue and Alameda Street to Long Beach area (signed detours)

Southbound on Route 405 to Long Beach Area:
· Use southbound Route 110 to eastbound Route 47
· Use southbound Alameda Street, Santa Fe Avenue, Long Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue to Long Beach area (signed detours)

FOR TRUCKS:

Northbound from Ports Area:
· Use westbound Route 47 to northbound Route 110
· Use northbound Route 103 to westbound Sepulveda Boulevard to northbound Alameda Street

Southbound to Ports Area:
· Use southbound Route 110 to eastbound Route 47/Ocean Boulevard
· Use southbound Alameda Street

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Caltrans Improves Mobility Across California.

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