Section of Southbound Harbor Scenic Drive to Be Closed Nights Starting Thursday

PiersFJDetourMap smallA section of southbound Harbor Scenic Drive in the Port of Long Beach will be closed nights starting Thursday. Crews will be constructing new foundations for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. Traffic heading toward the Queen Mary, cruise terminal and hotels in the area will be rerouted to southbound Pico Ave. during said closure periods.

The nighttime closures are scheduled to last until 5:00AM, Friday, April 17. All southbound lanes to Harbor Scenic Drive from the off-ramp to Pico Ave.9th St. (Piers B – E, Terminal Island) to Harbor Plaza will be closed. The intersection, however, of Harbor Scenic Drive and Harbor Plaza will remain open.

Monday through Thursday: closed from 10:00PM to 5:00AM
Fridays: closed at 9:00PM to 7:00AM on Saturday
Saturdays: Closed at 9:00PM to 8:00AM on Sunday
Sundays: closed at 9:00PM to open by 5:00AM Monday

During the closure, traffic headed southbound on the 710 Freeway to Piers F – J, the Queen Mary, cruise terminal and waterfront businesses will be diverted to the Pico Ave. exit (Piers B – E, Terminal Island) for access to southbound Pico Ave.

When southbound Harbor Scenic Drive is open, traffic is reduced to one lane because of adjacent bridge construction work.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.