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More Long Beach Harbor Dept Road Closure Updates
From the Long Beach Harbor Dept:
As preparation for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project, the contractor plans to close the southbound I-710 freeway to westbound Ocean Boulevard connector ramp at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The connector will be demolished to clear a path for the new bridge foundations. The closure will remain in effect for approximately 30 months until the new bridge and approach structures are constructed.
Associated with this, a temporary closure of the underlying rail tracks and southbound Harbor Scenic Drive will occur from May 23 to May 26, 2014 (Memorial Day), in order to demolish the structure that spans Harbor Scenic Drive and the rail tracks.
This week, the contractor is closing the Pico Avenue/9th Street off-ramp from southbound I-710 to begin mitigation improvements to the long-term detour route. The off-ramp closure is planned for Wednesday, April 16, and Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and again on Wednesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The detour route is southbound I-710 to westbound Harbor Scenic Drive to Harbor Plaza, and then right on northbound Pico Avenue. Due to the Anaheim Street Improvement Project, the detour route of Anaheim Street to 9th Street to Pico Avenue will not available.
Detailed fliers with detour routes for these closures will be distributed on Monday, April 14, 2014, and made available on the project website at www.newgdbridge.com.
Closure Dates and times:
When: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17. The ramp will open by 6 a.m. the following morning. The closure will repeat 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday, April 21; Wednesday, April 23; and Thursday, April 24. The ramp will open by 6 a.m. the following morning.*Please note that closure date and times are subject to change.
This Saturday, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino are walking the streets of Wilmington to meet and greet residents and business owners and hear concerns. All members of ILWU Local 63 and the community are invited to join!
On Sunday, March 30, Local 63 LRC Representative Mike Podue was honored for his leadership and commitment to Labor at the HBI's 20th Annual Cesar Chavez luncheon celebration at the Double Tree Cabrillo Marina Hotel in San Pedro.
Click on link to see some pictures from the event. More will follow in the photo gallery this week.