The project sure to affect Long Beach residents most will be the 7th Street Bridge project, which serves drivers traveling Nourthbound on the 405 and entering the W-22. That area is projected to close during the summer of 2010 and reopen one year later.
Suggested detour routes are the Seal Beach Boulevard exit previous to the 22 West, and the Palo Verde Avenue after passing the 22 West.
CalTrans and the OCTA will hold a series of community meetings and forums to present the project to the public, the first of which occurs this Thursday, March 12, at Kettering Elementary School in Long Beach. Construction schedules, detour plans and more will be covered in the 6:30pm meeting.
The other project that figures to heavily affect Long Beach traffic is the reconstruction of the 405/605 connector.
The project is in the final stages of design and construction is scheduled to begin early next year. We will have images and diagrams available shortly.
By Ryan ZumMallen, Managing Editor