Harbor Scenic Drive in the Port of Long Beach will temporarily close for multiple weekends starting Friday evening as work crews repair the roadway, officials have announced.
The closures between Harbor Plaza and Ocean Boulevard will potentially impact drivers headed to Piers G, H and J at the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary, the Carnival Cruise terminal and nearby hospitality businesses.
Detours will be available using a combination of Pico Avenue and Harbor Plaza for heavy-duty vehicles. Cars and pickup trucks will also have the option of using Queensway Bridge to access the area of downtown Long Beach.
Port officials advise motorists to use caution while traveling through the work zone, heed the direction of Harbor patrol officers and follow designated detour routes.
Northbound Harbor Scenic Drive will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Aug. 4-6 and again on Aug. 26.
Southbound Harbor Scenic Drive will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Aug. 18-20 and again on Aug. 27.
Port officials will set the northbound detour to head west on Harbor Plaza from Harbor Scenic Drive and continue around to Pico Avenue to the 710 Freeway northbound on-ramp. Cars and pickup trucks can also take Harbor Plaza to the on-ramp to Queensway Bridge, and access downtown.
Port officials will set the southbound detour to exit 710 South/Harbor Scenic Drive at Pico Avenue just south of Ocean Boulevard. Drivers will be able to turn left at Harbor Plaza either to the continuation of southbound Harbor Scenic Drive or to the hospitality businesses—hotels, restaurants, Queen Mary and the Carnival Cruise terminal.
Cars and pickup trucks can also take the Queensway Bridge south from downtown to the Harbor Plaza east exit, then turn left on Harbor Plaza to reach their destination.