Caltrans ramp closures for Rose Parade

The press release from Caltrans, and another reason to go Metro to the Tournament of Roses!

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following ramps for the Rose Parade:

Tuesday, December 31 through Wednesday, January 1

Ventura Freeway (SR-134)

  • 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Eastbound Orange Grove Boulevard off-ramp
  • 12 a.m. to 2 p.m.  – Westbound Orange Grove Boulevard on-ramp

Foothill Freeway (I-210)

  • 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Eastbound San Gabriel Boulevard off-ramp
  • 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Westbound Sierra Madre Boulevard off-ramp

Long Beach Freeway (SR- 710)

  • 9 p.m. to 11 a.m. – Southbound Del Mar Boulevard off-ramp.
  • 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. – Northbound Del Mar Boulevard and California Boulevard on-ramps.

An encroachment permit has been issued for these event-related closures.

Caltrans advises motorists to “Slow For The Cone Zone.” 

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  1. We did it! New Year’s Eve in Long Beach via the Expo & Blue line — Last night, 6 of us left the Culver City station about 7:00pm going to the Skyroom at the Breakers Hotel in Long Beach for New Year’s Eve. Dressed in suits and ties, party dresses and heels, we transferred to the Blue Line and enjoyed the ride to Long Beach, enduring a ticket check by 3 Sheriff’s Dept officers and witnessed a rousting of 3 teen-age turnstile jumpers before we arrived, only one block from Breakers. Riders were friendly; the train only added to the night’s experience.

    Had a great time! Drank, danced, partied until past 1:00AM. Walked back to the Blue Line terminus at 1st Street and boarded the train at 2 AM–too inebriated to drive. An older guy wanted to sell a couple of us perfume; a younger guy was pretty high and was dancing in the aisle. Again–folks were really friendly and yelled “Happy New Year” as we got off the train at Pico to board the Expo Line.

    LA is changing–the train can beautifully lace the city together in a new way, …unimaginable just a short time ago.

    Hope many more take advantage of this link to Long Beach next year. Hope we do too!