|On-ramp to northbound Heim Bridge. 6/3/2015|
Opened in 1948, the SR-47 lift-span bridge will be replaced by a fixed span structure that will conform to higher seismic standards to enhance safety, benefit the local, state and national economy, and international trade. Additionally, replacing a deteriorating structure with a new one will also reduce maintenance costs and lead to improved roadway connections.
|View of old and new Heim Bridge from the Cerritos Channel|
|View of new bridge, Heim, and Badger Ave. bridge.|
Northbound SR-47 closure starts at 7:00 p.m. on June 3, 2015. All access to north- and southbound lanes of SR-47 will be closed from Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. to Monday, June 8 at 5 a.m. Preparations will be made to shift north- and southbound traffic onto the newly constructed northbound lanes of the new fixed span (concrete) bridge. Detour: A signed detour will be in place.
The southbound SR-47 New Dock off-ramp will be closed from June 5, 2015 to mid-2017 so that the existing steel bridge can be demolished to make way for the construction of the new southbound lanes. Detour: Exit at Ocean Boulevard, right to Pier S, then right to New Dock Street.
|LA and Long Beach port traffic will benefit from new bridge.|
This $180 million State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) funded project was awarded to MCM Construction Inc. of Bloomington, California. The project is expected to finish in mid-2017.
Caltrans reminds motorists to Be Work Zone Alert.