Terminal Island interchange project nearing completion
To complete a major interchange project, the Port of Long Beach will temporarily block access to Terminal Island via the Gerald Desmond Bridge, closing the westbound lanes of Ocean Boulevard between the Long Beach (I-710) Freeway and Navy Way from 9 p.m. Friday, March 23, until 5 a.m. Monday, March 26.
The eastbound lanes of Ocean Boulevard will remain open.
Motorists driving from downtown Long Beach to San Pedro are advised to take Pacific Coast Highway or Anaheim Street, and then the Heim Bridge and the Vincent Thomas Bridge, or the San Pedro (110) Freeway.
The $65 million Ocean Boulevard and Terminal Island (47) Freeway interchange project will ease congestion and improve air quality by eliminating two Terminal Island traffic signals – at Ocean and the TI Freeway, and Ocean and Pier S Avenue. The interchange is used by nearly 50,000 drivers a day.
Ocean Boulevard is being raised nearly 20 feet so that east-west traffic can travel non-stop between the Gerald Desmond Bridge and Navy Way. Local access to Terminal Island facilities from Ocean Boulevard will be via on- and off-ramps.