Work to upgrade the Long Beach (710) Freeway will prompt the overnight closures of some lanes and ramps in the Commerce and Vernon areas Thursday evening, but a planned closure of the northbound freeway in the area this weekend has been canceled, Caltrans announced Thursday.
From 7 p.m. Thursday and continuing through 6 a.m. Friday, the following closures are planned:
On the northbound 710 Freeway:
— up to three lanes from Florence Avenue to Whittier Boulevard;
— Atlantic Boulevard/Bandini Boulevard off-ramp;
— Atlantic Boulevard on-ramp;
— Washington Boulevard on-ramp;
— Olympic Boulevard on-ramp and off-ramp;
— connector from the northbound 710 Freeway to the northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.);
— connector from the northbound 5 Freeway to the northbound 710 Freeway (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.)
On the southbound freeway:
— up to three lanes from the 5 Freeway to Florence Avenue;
— connector from southbound 710 Freeway to southbound 5 Freeway;
— connector from southbound 5 Freeway to southbound 710 Freeway from (11 p.m. to 5 a.m.);
— Third Street on-ramp and off-ramp;
— Olympic/Whittier Boulevard on-ramp and off-ramp;
— Eastern Avenue on-ramp and off-ramp;
— Washington Boulevard on-ramp and off-ramp.
However, extended weekend closure that was to have begun Friday night of the northbound 710 Freeway in the area has been canceled due to possible rain in the forecast, and will be rescheduled for a later weekend, Caltrans announced.
The work is part of a $150.7 million pavement-rehabilitation and bridge-widening project that stretches 3.7 miles from Bell to East Los Angeles.