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Long Beach Transportation Projects


Long Beach Freeway (I-710)

The Long Beach Freeway (I-710) is a major artery for trucks hauling cargo containers to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and inland distribution centers run by many of the nation’s major retailers.

Regional planners are currently studying ways to improve air quality as well as safety, mobility and congestion on I-710. They are also assessing alternative technologies that could improve cargo movement along this important transportation corridor.

Work is under way for an Environmental Impact Report on these major improvements. Metro, the regional mass-transit agency, is leading the planning effort, along with six participating agencies that include Caltrans, the Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Long Beach, the Southern California Association of Governments, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments and the I-5 Joint Powers Authority.

Planning for I-710 improvements is being conducted with extensive input from residents and elected officials in cities along the I-710 corridor. For more information, click here to visit the project website.


710Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement

The Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project is a joint effort of Caltrans and the Port of Long Beach, to update and modernize a critical access route for the Port of Long Beach, downtown Long Beach and surrounding communities. The new bridge will have six lanes and four emergency lanes (two in each direction on the inner and outside shoulders) to meet the long-term regional transportation needs. Estimated completion of the replacement project is 2018. For more information, click here to visit the project website.

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