Next Weekend: 55-Hour Closure on Ocean Boulevard

Beginning 10 p.m. on Friday, January 24, there will be a 55-hour closure of Ocean Boulevard between Pico Avenue and SR-47 to shift both the eastbound and westbound lanes about 100 feet (30 meters) to the north. This closure will be in effect though Monday, January 27, at 5 a.m. The closure will accommodate future grading and roadway construction along Ocean Boulevard on Terminal Island.

The result of this traffic pattern change will be the creation of a curved roadway that will gradually ascend just after the SR-47 off-ramp for motorists headed west toward San Pedro. For motorists headed east toward Long Beach, there will be a short descending curve after crossing the SR-47 overpass. As a safety measure to reduce speeds through the area, eastbound lanes will narrow to one lane through the curve, then re-open to three lanes before reaching the Gerald Desmond Bridge.

Access to and from Pier T will be maintained at all times. Electronic signage will be stationed on the southbound 710 and 110 freeways to advise motorists traveling through the area. Alternate routes include Anaheim Street and Pacific Coast Highway.