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Shoemaker Bridge Replacement Project

Shoemaker Bridge

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Geotechnical investigation in the Los Angeles River will occur from August 31, 2021 to September 30, 2021. Geotechnical exploration is necessary for the purpose of collecting critical geotechnical engineering data that will be used in the analyses for design of the new Shoemaker Bridge foundations. Intermittent closures of the LA River Bike Trail will be necessary to conduct the investigation. Please expect bike detours.

For more information on the geotechnical investigation in the Los Angeles River, please review the Shoemaker Bridge Notice (08-27-21).

General Overview

The City, in cooperation with Caltrans, is proposing to replace the Shoemaker Bridge (West Shoreline Drive) in the City of Long Beach, California. The Shoemaker Bridge Replacement Project (proposed project) is an Early Action Project of the Interstate 710 (I-710) Corridor Improvement Project and is located at the southern end of I-710 in the City of Long Beach and is bisected by the Los Angeles River.

The purpose of the proposed project is to:

  • Improve existing traffic safety and operations; 
  • Increase multi-modal connectivity within the project limits and surrounding area; 
  • Enhance Complete Streets elements by providing bicycle, pedestrian, and streetscape improvements on major thoroughfares; and,
  • Address non-standard features and design deficiencies. 

The preferred alternative identified during the Project Approval/Environmental Document phase is to replace the existing Shoemaker Bridge over the Los Angeles River with a new bridge located just south of the existing bridge, and to remove the existing bridge.

Engineering and architectural design services for the preferred alternative are underway. Project final design scope includes, but not limited to, bridge and roadway design, utility coordination and relocation, drainage, pump station relocation design, traffic engineering, geotechnical and hazardous materials investigations, right-of-way services, agency and stakeholder coordination, and permitting.

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