The Long Beach 710 Freeway is expanding. Caltrans and Metro released plans on Sunday (7/1/12) to widen the freeway to 14 lanes and create a separate, side freeway for trucks only.
The project will cost $5 billion and will place five lanes in each direction, plus create a four-lane trucks-only freeway that will sit between the existing Long Beach freeway and the Los Angeles River. The trucks-only freeway will run from the Port of Long Beach to the city of Los Angeles.
A total of 200 homes and 200 businesses will be torn down in order to complete the project.
For more details, read the entire ABC7 news post released on 7/1/2012.
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