Eastbound lanes on Ocean Boulevard will be closed for the weekend between the Gerald Desmond Bridge and the downtown area, starting at 10 p.m. Friday, port officials announced Monday.
The closure will allow workers to repave the lanes until 5 a.m. Monday, according to Art Wong, the port's assistant director of communications.
The Long Beach (710) Freeway northbound from Ocean Boulevard will remain open during construction.
In addition, the on-ramp from Pico Avenue to the westbound Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed.
The closures are the first of three weekend closures scheduled for Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. Signs will guide drivers to detours.
- Joe Segura