Foundation Piles for New Gerald Desmond Bridge About One-Third Complete

Nearly one-third of the foundation piles for the new Gerald Desmond Bridge were completed last week after construction crews completed 100 piles, according to a statement from the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project.

In total, the new bridge will be supported by 350 foundation piles. This years, crews are expected to continue constructing foundations, while also building pile caps and columns to support the new bridge.

The construction will cause delays again this weekend, with the following road closures:

Pier D Street Lane Closure
Type of Work: Lane closure
Area of Work: There will be alternating lane closures on Pier D Street. Flaggers will be present to maintain traffic.
When: Daily from 6:00AM to 3:00PM beginning Monday, January 26 for approximately 6 weeks

Westbound Ocean Blvd. On-Ramp from Pico Avenue Rolling Closure
Type of Work: Traffic break
Area of Work: There will be short, rolling traffic breaks for the westbound Ocean Boulevard on-ramp from Pico Avenue. Traffic will be stopped for brief periods while construction crews mobilize equipment across the roadway.
When: 9:00PM to 7:00AM Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28

Pier S Lane Closure
Type of Work: Lane closure
Area of Work: There will be alternating lane closures on Pier S Lane. Flaggers will be present to maintain traffic.
When: 6:00PM to 6:00AM Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30

Pico Avenue Lane Closure
Type of Work: Lane closure
Area of Work: There will be alternating lane closures on Pico Avenue between the 9th Street/Pier B intersection and Pier E Street. Flaggers will be present to maintain traffic.
When: 7:00PM to 5:00AM Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30

Southbound Harbor Scenic Drive Lane Closure
Type of Work: Lane closure
Area of Work: The inside lane of southbound Harbor Scenic Drive is closed from the southbound I-710 Freeway to Ocean Boulevard. One lane will remain open at all times.
When: Ongoing through approximately early-March

Northbound Pico Avenue Lane Closure
Type of Work: Lane closure
Area of Work: A short stretch of northbound Pico Avenue is reduced to one lane between the westbound Ocean Boulevard off-ramp and Pier D Street.
When: Ongoing

Pier T Avenue Ramp Closure
Type of Work: Ramp closure
Area of Work: The Pier T Avenue on-ramp to westbound Ocean Boulevard is closed. The entrance to the detour route along Pier S Lane is approximately 300 feet from the former westbound on-ramp at the Pier T Avenue/Pier T Lane intersection.
When: Ongoing through mid-2015

SB I-710 Freeway to WB Ocean Blvd. Connector Closure
Type of Work: Freeway connector closure
Area of Work: The southbound I-710 Freeway to westbound Ocean Boulevard connector is closed through 2016. The detour for traffic headed to Terminal Island and San Pedro is southbound Pico Avenue to westbound Ocean Boulevard. Follow detour signs for "Terminal Island." Detour map available here.
When: Ongoing

Westbound Ocean Blvd. Lane Reduction
Type of Work: Lane closure
Area of Work: Westbound Ocean Boulevard from downtown Long Beach is reduced to one lane approaching the Gerald Desmond Bridge.
When: Ongoing

Terminal Island Freeway (SR-47/SR-103) Closure (Caltrans)
Type of Work: Freeway closure
Area of Work: Northbound and southbound Terminal Island Freeway (SR-47/SR-103) will be closed between Ocean Boulevard and Henry Ford Avenue and Anaheim Street due to the Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement Project. The detour route for northbound traffic is eastbound Ocean Boulevard, exit Pico Avenue, continue northbound to 9th Street, head west on 9th Street to reach Anaheim Street for access to Terminal Island Freeway. Southbound detour route is east on I Street, east on Anaheim Street and merge onto the southbound I-710 Freeway, exit Pico Avenue (Piers B-E), continue south to reach westbound Ocean Boulevard.
When: 6:00AM to 5:00PM Saturday, January 24

WB Ocean Boulevard to SR-47 Intersection Lane Closure (Caltrans)
Type of Work: Lane closure
Area of Work: The dedicated right turn lane for northbound Terminal Island Freeway from westbound Ocean Boulevard is closed. Access through the intersection and northbound Terminal Island Freeway is maintained.
When: Ongoing until approximately Feb. 2015



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