Long-term detour for Westbound Ocean Boulevard starts Saturday

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A long-term detour of westbound Ocean Boulevard at Pico Avenue will begin at 8am Saturday to divert traffic heading west to the Gerald Desmond Bridge from downtown Long Beach.
A long-term detour of westbound Ocean Boulevard at Pico Avenue will start at 8am on Saturday, March 18, diverting traffic heading west to the Gerald Desmond Bridge from downtown Long Beach. The detour diverts vehicles off at Pico and straight back onto the westbound bridge.
The westbound Ocean detour– with new traffic signals and a realigned on-ramp– is needed for construction of the replacement bridge and will be in place until the westbound lanes of the new bridge open, which is scheduled in 2018, port officials said.
Two other bridge-area routes will be closed for the weekend only. Starting at 7pm on Friday, March 17 and continuing through 6am on Monday, March 20, northbound State Route 47 (SR-47) will be closed from Ocean Boulevard. The off-ramp from the westbound Desmond Bridge to SR-47 will also be closed for the weekend.
The detour for the northbound SR-47 is to head north to the 710 Freeway. The detour for the off-ramp is to continue west on Ocean to the Ferry Street exit and then take eastbound Ocean Boulevard to the Pier S Avenue exit to reach Piers S and T and New Dock Street.
Additional closures that had been previously announced for the March 17–20 weekend have been postponed.
Updates on these and other closures are available at newgdbridge.com and via the “LB Bridge” app available for Apple, Android and Windows mobile devices. Information on the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project is also available on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Source: Port of LB

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