Repaving Project Closes Ocean Boulevard to Eastbound Traffic Nov. 16-19

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road construction on ocean blvdEastbound Ocean Boulevard just east of the Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach will be closed for repaving from 10 p.m. Friday, November 16, until 5 a.m. Monday, November 19.

In addition, the on-ramp from Pico Avenue to the westbound Gerald Desmond Bridge will also be closed during the same time for repaving.

The closures November 16-19 are the first of three weekend closures that will continue on November 30 and December 7 as the crews complete the pavement improvement project at the foot of the Desmond Bridge, west of downtown Long Beach.

The Port of Long Beach is committed to keeping Harbor District roadways maintained in good condition and committed to minimizing the impacts of construction on motorists and businesses.

The weekend closures were selected to reduce the impact on commuter traffic. Work will generally start Fridays at 10 p.m. and finish by 5 a.m. Mondays. Throughout the closures, signs will guide motorists to detours.

For example, motorists going eastbound on the Gerald Desmond Bridge on the November 16-19 weekend will be directed to go north on the I-710 Freeway, then exit at Anaheim Street, either eastbound or westbound, depending on their destination. Traffic on Pico Avenue seeking to cross to Terminal Island will be directed up to West Anaheim Street to bypass the bridge.

For updated traffic information, go to or follow @portoflongbeach on Twitter, hashtag #polbtraffic.

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