The California Department of Transportation just completed a series of Community hearings to gather comments about this proposed expansion of the 71- Freeway.
From the CALTRANS Site HERE
WHAT IS BEING PLANNED?
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with the Los Angeles
County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the Gateway Cities Council of
Governments, the Southern California Association of Governments, the Ports of Los Angeles
and Long Beach, and the Interstate 5 Joint Powers Authority, are proposing to improve
Interstate 710 (I-710) in Los Angeles County between Ocean Blvd. and State Route 60 (SR-
60). Major features include widening I-710 up to ten general purpose lanes (five lanes in each
direction), modernize and reconfigure the I-405, SR-91 and a portion of the I-5 interchanges
with I-710, modernize and reconfigure most local arterial interchanges along I-710, and
provision of a separated four-lane freight corridor to be used by conventional or zero-emission
VoiceWaves Journalists Angela Or and Carl Phillips attended the community hearing at Long Beach’s Silverado Park and interviewed attendees including elected officials and residents.