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MTA board votes down plan to widen 710 Freeway

LOS ANGELES — The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority put the brakes on a much-contested $6 billion plan to widen the Long Beach (710) Freeway March 1, opting instead to focus initially on more modest improvements that won’t displace residents or businesses. The widening plan has drawn vocal opposition from residents of communities along Read More…

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Area mayors seek answers to freeway, truck pollution

SOUTH GATE — Mayors from five area cities took part in a joint news conference at South Gate Park Nov. 17, calling for united action to reduce air pollution along the Long Beach (710) Freeway which passes through their boundaries. A key topic was promoting the use of non-polluting fuels such as compressed natural gas Read More…

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Long Beach Freeway lanes to close for five weekends

LOS ANGELES — As part of an ongoing $120 million pavement replacement project on the Long Beach (710) Freeway between Bell and Commerce, the state Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a series of partial freeway closures the next five consecutive weekends. The closures will be between Florence Avenue and Washington Boulevard, and will take Read More…