Ocean Boulevard Resurfacing Begins Friday; Expect Detours

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ocean blvd closed for resurfacingMotorists who use West Ocean Boulevard to travel from downtown Long Beach toward San Pedro or Terminal Island this weekend will be directed to an alternate route as crews complete resurfacing work. The work will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, January 7, so motorists may encounter some traffic delays throughout the weekend.

The resurfacing project is taking place on Ocean Boulevard just west of the World Trade Center and on the bridge over the Los Angeles River.

Westbound lanes will be closed beginning 8 p.m. Friday, January 7, through 8 p.m. Sunday, January 9. Traffic from downtown Long Beach to San Pedro and Terminal Island will be rerouted north along Shoreline Drive.

There will be detour signs and traffic controls for the alternate routes. Eastbound lanes were resurfaced last month.

Additional road closures are planned for later this month to permit striping of the roadway. On Saturday, January 22, the eastbound lanes of West Ocean are scheduled to be closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, January 23, the westbound lanes are to be closed for striping.

Trucks—such as those that travel to and from the Port of Long Beach—are not allowed downtown and will not be affected by the roadway closures.

The project will repair and upgrade the roadway to restore a smooth driving surface for motorists. The weekend closures were selected to minimize the impact on weekday commuter traffic.

The project is being managed by the Harbor Department and coordinated through the Long Beach Public Works Department.

To see the fact sheet, click here. For more information, call (562) 590-4167.


One Response to “Ocean Boulevard Resurfacing Begins Friday; Expect Detours”
  1. That_LB_Guy says:

    Why are they resurfacing now when they are getting ready to build a new bridge? Won’t they need to resurface again when that’s done? Or, is it like the 710 freeway which is torn up again and again with no regard for consolidating the work.