Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Road Closures Expected in Long Beach

By Karen Robes Meeks

Drivers using Port of Long Beach adjacent roads to get to and from the Queen Mary, Carnival Cruise terminal and downtown Long Beach should anticipate several road closures and temporary detours from July 4–7, according to the port.

The closures are required so an overpass related to the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement project can be demolished. Affected routes include southbound Harbor Scenic Drive, eastbound Ocean Boulevard and westbound Ocean Boulevard toward San Pedro.

Here are the following detours:

• If you are taking the 710 South for the 4th of July fireworks show at the Queen Mary, take the Port of Long Beach/Queen Mary exit and follow the detour signs.

• From July 5–7, take the Downtown Long Beach, Convention Center, Aquarium exit, then to Shoreline Drive. From Shoreline, turn right onto Queens Way and follow the signs to the Queen Mary.

• Going east on Ocean from Terminal Island to the Queen Mary? Exit the Pico Avenue south off-ramp, turn right, head down Pico Avenue until a left turn on-ramp onto South Harbor Scenic Drive, then follow signs to the Queen Mary.

• Going to downtown Long Beach from eastbound Ocean? Turn left at the Pico/710 north off-ramp, go north, turn right onto 9th Street, continue onto 10th Street, then take the downtown on-ramp onto Shoreline Drive. Alternatively, keep going north via Pico, turn left onto the I-710 on-ramp at 9th Street, then go up Anaheim Street and make a right turn.

• Going west on Ocean toward San Pedro? You will be detoured north onto Golden Shore, linking you to the 710 Freeway going north. If heading to Terminal Island and San Pedro, exit at Anaheim Street and follow “Port of Long Beach” signs to make a left on Pico. Drivers can get back on westbound Ocean after about one-quarter mile.

Meanwhile, northbound Harbor Scenic Drive will remain open.

Visit www.newgdbridge.com, or download the “LBBridge” app for more details.