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METRANS Gets $2M Grant to Study Transportation Competitiveness

METRANS Transportation Center The METRANS Transportation Center, a partnership between the University of Southern California and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), recently received two awards from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DoT) University Transportation Centers (UTC) program.

Public Invited to Attend Public Hearing on I-405 Improvement Project Wednesday, July 24

405 Freeway The public will have an opportunity to comment and ask questions about the proposed California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) project to widen the I-405 from Costa Mesa to the Orange County/Los Angeles County border on Wednesday, July 24 at the Hill Classical Middle School in Long Beach.

The I-710 Corridor Project Draft EIR/EIS Released, Now Available for 60-day Public Review

710-eir The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the Gateway Cities Council of Governments, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the Interstate 5 Joint Powers Authority have released the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) on the I-710 Corridor Project for a 60-day public review.

POLB and Caltrans Recommend Team For Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project

Four engineering, construction teams eligible to seek contract Photo by Greg Bishop With a design and construction proposal of $649.5 million, the joint venture team headed by Shimmick Construction Company Inc., FCC Construction S.A. and Impregilo S.p.A. is the apparent “best value” proposer for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project design-build contract, Port of Long Beach and Caltrans officials announced Friday, May 4.

Three Teams Submit Proposals for Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project

gerald-desmond-bridge-replacement Three engineering and construction teams met today’s deadline for submitting proposals to design and build a new span to replace the 44-year-old Gerald Desmond Bridge in the Port of Long Beach. The bridge replacement — designed to ease traffic congestion and improve safety — is being jointly procured by the Port and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Bonnie Lowenthal’s Notes from the Capitol

Now that I chair the Joint Committee on Emergency Management, I’m constantly thinking of preparedness. That’s why I’ve met with California firefighters, who were happy to show me their aging air fleet.

L.A. County Transportation Projects to Get $448 million from California

Los Angeles County Metro Eight key transportation projects in Los Angeles County were awarded a total of $448 million in state bond money on Wednesday by the California Transportation Commission at their meeting in Sacramento The Alameda Corridor East project received $336.6 million to help eliminate street crossings of the busy Union Pacific railroad tracks in San Gabriel.

710 Freeway Closures Planned for 10 Weekends August Through October

710 Freeway Long Life Pavement Project Drivers are advised to take alternate routes or expect delays for the next ten weeks while the 710 freeway is under construction. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct ten weekends of 53-hour Extended Closures and Full Freeway Closures on the Long Beach Freeway (I-710) as part of the Long Life Pavement Rehabilitation Project from the Glenn Anderson Freeway (I-105) connector to Atlantic Boulevard.

News Briefs: Bonnie Lowenthal Updates Constituents

California Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal Thank you again for your support during the difficult budget process. We got it done, our check book balances, but there’s not much to celebrate. There is, however, a lot of other work to do. For example, I’ve recently been given charge of the Joint Emergency Management Committee, which is the Legislature’s eyes and ears on the state’s readiness.

405 Closure Starts Tomorrow — Mulholland Bridge is Coming Down

historic mulholland bridge photo More than 50 years after it was completed, the contractor that built Mulholland Drive Bridge will be demolishing it this weekend. Contractors for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project are planning a precise, carefully orchestrated ballet of workers and machinery to demolish half of the Mulholland Bridge the weekend of July 16-17, not a Vegas-style demolition.

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