Drivers should plan to use alternate routes from the Port of Long Beach to the northbound 710 Freeway on Tuesday, Feb. 13, due to closures needed for roadway inspections.

Taking the westbound Long Beach International Gateway Bridge to State Route 47 will allow drivers to reach Anaheim Street and connect to the northbound 710.

The California Highway Patrol will begin intermittent closures of the northbound 710 in the Harbor Area starting at 9 a.m. On-ramps to the northbound 710 from Pico Avenue at Pier B Street and from Pico south of Ocean Boulevard will be fully closed.

The inspections may take a good part of the day, and motorists should prepare to take alternate routes the entire day.

The inspection is needed for the underside of the Shoemaker Bridge, which was struck by an oversize load on a truck heading north on the 710 on Jan. 29. The Shoemaker remains open with traffic on the northbound side restricted to the left lane. Those restrictions will continue until further notice.

The intermittent closures of the 710 North will affect eastbound traffic on the Long Beach International Gateway Bridge. Drivers heading to downtown Long Beach from Terminal Island or San Pedro should use State Route 47 to Anaheim Street, or the 110 Freeway to the 405 Freeway.

Northbound Port traffic can also reach Anaheim Street via Pico north to Pier B Street to Anaheim Way to Farragut Avenue.

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The Port of Long Beach is a global leader in green port initiatives and top-notch customer service, moving cargo with reliability, speed and efficiency. As the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade, the Port handles trade valued at $200 billion annually and supports 2.6 million jobs across the United States, including 575,000 in Southern California. In 2023, industry leaders named it “The Best West Coast Seaport in North America” for the fifth consecutive year. During the next 10 years, the Port is planning $2.2 billion in capital improvements aimed at enhancing capacity, competitiveness and sustainability.