A big rig on its side was jamming traffic on the southbound 710 Freeway this morning in Long Beach.
Carolyn Kirkpatrick, her nieces and her nephew have been pickup up trash along the freeway between Wardlow Road and Del Amo Boulevard.
Projects associated with the 710 Freeway widening included vehicle and pedestrian improvements along arterial streets stretching from Ocean Boulevard to the 91 Freeway.
The closure will begin at 11:59 p.m. Saturday at Pacific Coast Highway, and will extend through 7 a.m. Sunday, according to Caltrans.
An assembly member plans to propose legislation that would ban the widening of freeways in underserved communities across California, including the contingent 710 Freeway project.
The listening sessions serve as a component of the community input process and will give those affected by the 710 Freeway widening project a chance to speak directly to Metro, Caltrans and the 710 Task Force, a group leading the re-engagement process.
The virtual meeting, which will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m., will review the I-710 Corridor Project, which would add two lanes of truck traffic on either side of the freeway, and spans from Long Beach to East Los Angeles near the 60 Freeway.
The task force was set up to seek comment on the controversial I-710 Corridor Project, which involves adding two lanes of truck traffic to either side of the freeway from Long Beach to East Los Angeles near the 60 Freeway.
After plans were scuttled this spring on a controversial plan to widen the 710 Freeway, a new task force convened by Metro is seeking input from the public, particularly residents who will be directly impacted by the work.
A motion by Director Hilda Solis sought to cease further work to advance the documents while continuing early-action improvements that were part of the 710 project but the board instead voted to suspend work on the project’s environmental review while Metro tries to reimagine the project.