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November 30, 2020

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2015 San Pedro Prep Softball Preview -

Friday, May 1, 2015

Art Preview: ‘Non-Native’ by Ingrid Dietrich -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

San Pedro Prep Baseball 2015 Preview -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Recapping The Final Gaffey Street Community Workshop -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tiffany Torres Bears Down For Success At POLA High -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

San Pedro Fish Market Launches Scholarship Contest -

Thursday, January 15, 2015

San Pedro’s Rita Fiorenza Is A Basketball Revelation -

Thursday, January 15, 2015

‘No Lane Reductions’ As Gaffey Street Redevelopment Plans Move Forward -

Friday, January 9, 2015

San Pedro Prep Sports 2014 Fall Review -

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

LAPD Harbor Division and Philie B’s Pizza To Host Charity Events This Weekend -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

San Pedro Holiday Parade Returns Sunday with a Twist -

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter Wonderland Comes To The Waterfront -

Monday, December 1, 2014

One-Way Streets May Come to Downtown San Pedro -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

San Pedro’s Two Newest Volleyball Skyscrapers: Allison Kittell & Tracy Folchi -

Monday, November 10, 2014

San Pedro and POLA Prep Girls Cross-Country Preview: Running For More Glory -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

International Craft Beer Festival Comes to Crafted This Weekend -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Second Workshop for Urban Greening Project Receives Warm Reception from Community -

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Construction of Mixed-Use Apartment Complex on Gaffey Could Begin Next Spring -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

UPDATE: Blaze Inside Port of L.A. in Wilmington Nearly Contained; Air Quality Deemed ‘Safe’ -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

San Pedro High Football Off To Another Strong Start -

Monday, September 22, 2014

Construction on Vincent Thomas Bridge-110 Freeway Connector to Begin in March

CalTrans and the Port of Los Angeles presented plans to widen both the Vincent Thomas Bridge-110 Freeway connector as well as the John S. Gibson Boulevard onramp to the I-110 Freeway at a pubic meeting on Mon. Dec. 2. (Photo Credit: The Port of Los Angeles)

Officials from the Port of Los Angeles went over plans for several upcoming freeway construction projects at a public meeting on Monday night.

Plans to add a second lane to the Vincent Thomas Bridge-110 Freeway connector start this month, but no physical construction will begin until March. The project also entails widening the Pacific Avenue and Channel Street bridges and adding soundwalls between the freeway and residents. Plans to widen the 110 Freeway onramp from John. S. Gibson Boulevard were also presented.

About 40 people turned out for the meeting at the Port of Los Angeles Administrative Building, a number of them residents living adjacent to the future construction zones and skateboarders who will be affected by the year-long closure of the Channel Street Skatepark starting next fall.

“We’re really happy that these projects are happening and they will make our streets safer,” said Community Affairs Advocate Augie Bezmalinovich. “With any type of construction project comes a little bit of a hassle. We’ll have to put up with a little bit of construction for the next couple of years.”

The projected timeline is as follows: Construction on Vincent Thomas Bridge-110 Freeway connector widening will begin in March and should be completed by October 2014. Construction on six soundwalls will also start in March, but is estimated to be completed by October 2015. Construction on both the Pacific Avenue and Channel Street bridges should start next fall and take one year to complete (during which time, the Channel Street Skatepark will be closed).

“Please note that there will be no closing of the connector during this time,” said Program Manager Prashant Konareddy. “We will be shifting the traffic to facilitate the construction work.”

The John S. Gibson Boulevard onramp to the 110 Freeway will be closed, however, for three months starting in the fall of 2015 (the offramp will remain open). Once completed, drivers who get stuck behind slow trucks when merging onto the freeway and have a hard time reaching the speed of traffic will be able to get around them with the additional lane. Improvements to the intersection at the onramp should be completed by the spring of 2016.

The soundwalls range from eight to 14 feet in height, and will be covered in vines. Residents living adjacent to their future locations requested that they be notified of their individual construction timelines sooner than later.

“We get a lot of noise from both the 47 off-ramp and the 110, so we’re kind of happy that they’re putting a soundwall up,” said Lynn Atteberry, who attended the meeting with her husband Todd. “The John S. Gibson ramp is the one we typically get on to go to work, and that truck issue really is an issue, so the fact that they’re widening it, I’m happy to give up three months of use of the onramp if they’re going to make it a little easier.”

Members of the San Pedro Skatepark Association in attendance said they didn’t learn anything new at the meeting, and that the hope is the new Peck Park Skatepark will be finished before the Channel Street Skatepark is forced to close for a year next fall.

“We’ve been to so many of these meetings already so we kind of already knew everything,” said Andy Harris.

While the new skatepark should be completed in time, it won’t be the same, they said, especially since the Channel Street Skatepark is maintained by the community of skateboarders who use it.

“Some of these kids, as the years have gone by, have vested their time and labor into keeping that place nice,” said Robbie O’Connell. “It’s a very different vibe.”

Photo: CalTrans and the Port of Los Angeles presented plans to widen both the Vincent Thomas Bridge-110 Freeway connector as well as the John S. Gibson Boulevard on-ramp to the I-110 Freeway at a pubic meeting on Mon. Dec. 2. (Photo Credit: The Port of Los Angeles)