The Harbor Freeway (Interstate 110) connects San Pedro, Wilmington, and the Port of Los Angeles to downtown Los Angeles. It begins at Gaffey Street in San Pedro and travels aproximatgely 20 miles north to downtown Los Angeles, where it becomes the historic Arroyo Seco Parkway (State Route 110), the first freeway in the western United States.
Interstate 110 dates back to 1924 as a result of a major street traffic plan for Los Angeles, which proposed the widening of Figueroa Street to San Pedro as a road to the Port of Los Angeles. The first section of the Harbor Freeway opened downtown near 3rd Street in 1952, moving south to San Pedro when the final section was completed in 1970. In 1978, the Harbor Freeway was approved as an interstate highway by the Federal Highway Administration.
Notable landmarks and attractions near the Harbor Freeway include the California State University, Dominguez Hills; Watts Towers; Exposition Park (including the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum); the University of Southern California; Staples Center; Los Angeles Harbor College; Downtown Los Angeles skyline; Los Angeles Convention Center, and Dodger Stadium.
The Harbor Freeway, along with the Long Beach Freeway (Interstate 710), are the principal means for freight to get from the port of Los Angeles to rail yards and warehouses further inland.
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