Last week, the former connector ramp that previously took eastbound traffic from Terminal Island to the northbound 710 freeway was demolished during a four-day closure that began on July 4. The ramp, which went over southbound Harbor Scenic Drive and Ocean Boulevard, was removed so that construction can proceed on a new northbound connector ramp that is part of the Bridge Project.
Large excavators equipped with jackhammers and claws tore down the elevated ramp, as crews worked around the clock to complete the demolition as safely and quickly as possible, and minimize traffic impacts in the area. The time-lapse video above shows the demolition of the connector ramp over the four days of the closure.
Thank you again for everyone’s patience and understanding during this closure, and during the entirety of this significant infrastructure improvement project. We are pleased to announce we are heading into the final stretch towards completion of the new bridge, which will offer vastly improved traffic flow and additional safety lanes.