LB Freeway 710 closed for construction

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710-freewayThe California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lanes on northbound and southbound Long Beach 710 Freeway from the Glenn Anderson Freeway (State Route 105) to Firestone Boulevard.

Closures are subject to change. The schedule is as follows:

Nightly, Wednesday, August 5 through Saturday, August 15 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. up to two lanes on northbound and southbound I-710 from Firestone Boulevard to SR-105.

This construction project is part of the I-710 Long Life Pavement Rehabilitation strategy from the San Diego Freeway (I-405) to the San Bernardino Freeway (1-10).

The work involves rehabilitating 2.3 miles of aging pavement to provide a roadway with several decades of service life, improved pavement performance and a smoother ride for the traveling public. The existing pavement is being replaced with Long Life Asphalt Concrete (also known as ‘rubberized hot mix asphalt’).

The existing median barriers will be upgraded to concrete barriers and roadway widening will occur where possible to provide standard lanes and shoulder widths.

The contractor for the 710 freeway construction $50 million project is Sully-Miller Contracting, Co., based in Anaheim, Ca. Estimated completion date is spring 2011.

More information on the Long Life Pavement Rehabilitation Project is available on the Caltrans District 7 website at www.dot.ca.gov/dist07.

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One Response to “LB Freeway 710 closed for construction”
  1. Garrett Gross says:

    Why will this project require two years (2009-2011) in order to repave only 2.3 miles of freeway? This seems like an absurd length of time for a minor project. Is there state and/ or local goverent oversight for this $50 million project?