News Release April 13th 2023


News Release

Date:            April 13, 2023

District:        7 – Los Angeles & Ventura counties   

Contact:       Allison Colburn

Phone:         (213) 200-8694




Upcoming Public Meetings for Vincent Thomas Bridge Deck Replacement Project

Community Feedback Sought Regarding Major Traffic Impacts 


LOS ANGELES ― The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking public feedback regarding project plans to replace the deck of the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which connects the San Pedro neighborhood to Terminal Island on State Route 47 (SR 47). 


The purpose of the project is to preserve the bridge’s structural integrity and to enhance the bridge’s overall safety. Construction is anticipated to impact travel along SR 47 and on nearby local and state roadways. Three construction staging alternatives are being presented to the community for input.  


Caltrans is offering multiple ways to participate, including two public meetings – one in person and one virtual – for community members to learn about the project and submit feedback.


The in-person meeting will be held on Thursday, April 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at East Wilmington Greenbelt Community Center, 918 N. Sanford Ave., Wilmington, CA 90744. As parking at the site and along nearby streets may be limited, Caltrans encourages attendees to travel via rideshare or taxi service or by using public transportation. 


For interested persons who prefer to attend virtually, a virtual public meeting will be held the following week on Thursday, May 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To access the meeting, please visit the project website at at the time of the event. Attendees may also call in to the meeting by dialing (669) 444-9171 and entering meeting identification number 851 3202 5564 when prompted.


Both meetings will provide opportunities to share written and verbal public comments. Alternatively, anyone interested in submitting a public comment may do so at any time via:



Jason Roach, Senior Environmental Planner

Division of Environmental Planning (Project EA 07-39020)

California Department of Transportation, District 7

100 S. Main Street, MS 16A

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Please submit public comments by no later than Friday, May 12. Comments submitted after this date will not be included in the project’s public record.


Spanish interpretation will be made available at each meeting. Individuals who require special accommodation (American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating, documentation in alternate formats, etc.) are requested to contact Caltrans District 7, Alex Brown at (213) 310-2590 at least seven days prior to the scheduled public hearings. TDD users may contact the California Relay Service TTY line at 711.


Caltrans reminds motorists to be “Work Zone Alert” and “Slow for the Cone Zone.” 


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