Port of Los Angeles to reroute traffic for construction

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The Port of Los Angeles announced that starting April 5, a new traffic plan will be implemented on Harry Bridges Boulevard (Harry Bridges) from Figueroa Street to Alameda Street in order to complete road improvements to Harry Bridges. Vehicular traffic will be reduced to one lane heading eastbound only. Westbound traffic on Harry Bridges is prohibited between Broad Avenue and Figueroa Street.

Trucks and other vehicles bound for areas south of Harry Bridges will use Broad Avenue. Trucks destined for other areas of the Port of Los Angeles will be directed to use the Vincent Thomas Bridge and/or the 110-Freeway.

Reconfiguration of traffic controls will take about three days to complete. Once installed, this traffic plan will remain in effect for about nine months. Signs will notify motorists of access to areas north and south of Harry Bridges. Weight restrictions in surrounding streets will remain in effect and will be enforced by the Port of Los Angeles police.

The port says the new traffic plan will enable it to complete the construction by January 2012 to receive funding reimbursement from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.