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This is a Long Life Asphalt Concrete (LLAC) Pavement Rehabilitation project involving three miles in both northbound and southbound directions of the Long Beach Freeway (I-710) in Los Angeles County in the cities of South Gate, Bell, Bell Gardens, and Cudahy. The work includes pavement replacement, shoulder reconstruction and widening and replacement of the metal median barrier guardrail with concrete barrier. Fiber optic lines will be installed underneath the pavement at half mile intervals for traffic data collection. Traffic management improvements on this major corridor include the installation of Changeable Message Signs and ramp metering systems. An additional feature will include the construction of maintenance pullouts along the route to enhance the safety of maintenance crews. Maintenance pullouts are selected areas to provide a safe space for maintenance vehicles to stop in to work and safely return to mainline traffic flow.
The I-710 freeway is a north-south arterial that traverses the Los Angeles County from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles through highly industrialized areas and nine densely populated cities. This heavily traveled route (234,000 Average Daily Traffic) has one of the highest concentrations of deteriorated pavement in the State of California. Freight movement from the Ports account for up to 17.5 percent of the total traffic on this freeway. This project, previously scheduled to begin in 2012, is part of the third phase of the I-710 Long Life Pavement Strategy continuing to the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10). The first phase completed in December 2004 and included I-710 from Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1) to the San Diego Freeway (I-405). Phase Two is currently in construction between I-405 and Imperial Highway
It is estimated that this project will create 1,350 jobs during construction. The rehabilitated aging pavement will provide a service life of 30 years or more, resulting in less maintenance work in the future and minimizing traffic delays.
$83.85 million
Construction began summer, 2009. Projected completion is Spring, 2012

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