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Weekend Route Closures at East End of Gerald Desmond Bridge

gerald-desmond-bridge-closures Several traffic routes at the eastern end of the Gerald Desmond Bridge will close Friday night to Monday morning, April 21-24, requiring motorists going to and from downtown Long Beach via the bridge to find alternate routes.

Long-Term Closure of Eastbound Ocean Boulevard Begins Next Week

gdb-eb-ocean-closure-map As part of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project, eastbound Ocean Boulevard between the Desmond Bridge and downtown Long Beach will be closed for up to 36 months starting Wednesday, Jan. 27. Through traffic will take a short detour using Pico Avenue to rejoin Ocean Boulevard into downtown.

Traffic Fatality On Gerald Desmond Bridge Caused by Wrong Way Driver

caution crime On Saturday, August 1, 2015, at approximately 7:11 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the eastbound lanes of the Gerald Desmond Bridge at its crest, regarding a three vehicle traffic collision involving a wrong way driver, which resulted in a traffic fatality.

Repairs to Shut Down Span of Desmond Bridge June 14

The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed June 14. Detour signs will be posted. The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed June 14. Detour signs will be posted. The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14, to allow workers to repair and replace safety lights atop the span, which connects the downtown Long Beach area to Terminal Island. 

Mayor and Harbor Commissioners Travel to Asia on Trade Mission

port-of-long-beach Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Harbor Commissioners and senior Harbor Department staff are traveling to several Asian countries, meeting with the Port of Long Beach’s key customers to retain and bring more business to Long Beach.

Southbound 710 Connector For Westbound Ocean Boulevard to Close for 30 Months Beginning Saturday, May 10

710-ocean-detour When the southbound I-710 (Long Beach) Freeway connector to westbound Ocean Boulevard closes for 30 months starting Saturday, May 10, multiple measures will be in place to enforce safe driving along the detour route, as well as urge motorists to consider alternate routes.

Weeknight Closure of Pico Avenue Exit from Southbound 710 Fwy Begins April 14

road-closed The Pico Avenue exit from the southbound I-710 Freeway will close Monday through Thursday nights starting April 14 for two weeks, to allow for widening of the off-ramp. Widening of the Pico off-ramp is needed because southbound Pico in this area will serve as a primary detour route for a long-term closure of the connector that carries vehicles from the southbound I-710 Freeway to points west across the Gerald Desmond Bridge.

Port of Long Beach to Be Featured on The Science Channel’s “Strip the City” Tonight

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach The Science Channel’s “Strip the City” program, which uses computer-generated imaging and animation to “peel back” a city layer-by-layer, will highlight the intricate work of building a new bridge at the Port of Long Beach, in an episode that will begin airing Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m.

Pier T Avenue Off-Ramp to Permanently Close for New Bridge Construction July 9

pier-t-detour2 The Pier T Avenue off-ramp from westbound Ocean Blvd. will permanently close at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, as construction begins on Terminal Island to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge. Alternate routes will allow for continued access from Ocean Blvd.

$1 Billion Budget Approved by Harbor Commissioners

In 2012, more than 5,000 jobs were created because of the Port-related projects. This is a significant increase compared to 2,985 new jobs in 2011 and in just 880 in 2010. (Photo from the Port of Long Beach) The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a $1.02 billion budget for fiscal year 2014 that includes the Port of Long Beach’s largest-ever capital improvement spending plan. A total of $788 million in capital spending ― 6 percent more than last year ― leads the planned expenses in the budget that covers the fiscal year set to begin Oct.

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