• Extended Weekend Closures of Long Beach Freeway (I-710) for Road Resurfacing and Bridge Widening Project

    Extended Weekend Closures of Long Beach Freeway (I-710)
    for Road Resurfacing and Bridge Widening Project
     
    COMMERCE, VERNON- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces extended weekend closures and the closures of on/off-ramps on Interstate 710 (I-710) for a road resurfacing and bridge widening project. Residents and local businesses located near the freeway may experience noise, vibrations and dust associated with construction activities.
     
    Beginning on Friday, February 28, there will be a full closure of northbound I-710 between Florence Ave and Atlantic Blvd./Bandini Blvd. in the cities of Bell Gardens, Commerce and Vernon. Motorists will be restricted to two lanes of traffic on Saturday and Sunday when crews reopen the freeway.
     
    Closures for Monday, February 24 through Thursday, February 27:   
     
    Northbound I-710 (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.)
     

    • Up to three lanes from Florence Ave. to Whittier Blvd. will be closed
    • Atlantic Blvd./Bandini Blvd. off-ramp
    • Atlantic Blvd. on-ramp
    • Washington Blvd. on ramp
    • Olympic Blvd. on and off-ramps
    • Northbound I-710 to northbound I-5 connector (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.)
    • Northbound I-5 to northbound I-710 Connector (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.)
     
    Southbound I-710 (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.)
     
    • Up to three lanes from Interstate 5 to Florence Ave. will be closed
    • Southbound I-710 to southbound I-5 connector
    • Southbound I-5 to southbound I-710 connector (11 p.m. – 5 a.m.)
    • Third St. on and off-ramps
    • Olympic/Whittier Blvd on and off-ramps
    • Eastern Ave. on and off-ramps
    • Washington Blvd. on and off-ramps
    • Atlantic Blvd./Bandini Blvd. on and off-ramps 
     
    55-hour Extended Weekend Closure Schedule:
     
    11:55 p.m. Friday, February 28 to 6 a.m. Saturday, February 29
     
    • Full closure of northbound I-710 from Florence Ave to Atlantic Blvd./Bandini Blvd.
    • Florence Ave on-ramp
    • Atlantic Blvd./Bandini Blvd. off-ramp
     
    6 a.m. Saturday, February 29 to 11 p.m. Sunday, March 1
     
    • Two lanes of northbound I-710 will be open from Florence Ave to Atlantic Blvd./Bandini Blvd.
    • Atlantic Blvd./Bandini Blvd. off-ramp
     
    11 p.m. Sunday, March 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 2
     
    • Full closure of northbound I-710 from Florence Ave to Atlantic Blvd./Bandini Blvd.
    • Florence Ave on-ramp
    • Atlantic Blvd./Bandini Blvd. off-ramp
     
    Some closures may start and end later. All closures are weather permitting and subject to change. Motorists should expect delays and are strongly advised to use alternate routes. Drivers can check traffic conditions before they leave by visiting the Caltrans Quickmap.
     
    The northbound I-710 Washington Blvd. off-ramp and the southbound I-710 Washington Blvd. on-ramp are now closed for approximately five months to continue work on the bridge widening. Workers will be removing a bridge barrier, connecting the new structure with the current bridge, and paving the ramp.
     
    The work on I-710 is part of a $150.7 million pavement rehabilitation and bridge widening project that stretches 3.7 miles from Bell to East Los Angeles.
     
    Caltrans reminds drivers to be “Work Zone Alert” and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”