SR-47 Port Access Expressway

Project Status

The project is divided into two segments. Segment 1 is the replacement of the seismically-deficient Schuyler Heim bridge with a new safer fixed bridge. Segment 1 is being administered by Caltrans and is currently under construction. Please visit the Caltrans website for details and schedule.

Segment 2 provides an expressway connection between the north side of the Heim Bridge and Alameda Street at Pacific Coast Highway and will be awarded and administered by ACTA. Segment 2 has been postponed indefinitely.

Project Description/Overview (SR-47 Expressway Video)

The Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement and SR-47 Expressway Project is being advanced through a joint partnership between Caltrans and the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA).  The project will replace the seismically deficient Schuyler Heim Bridge over Cerritos Channel and add a four-lane elevated roadway connection to Alameda Street that will bypass three signalized intersections and five at-grade railroad crossings. 

This project will provide an alternative route from Terminal Island, a major generator of port-related truck traffic, and provide direct access to local distribution centers and warehousing facilities in the South Bay area, as well as I-405 and SR-91, thereby relieving congestion on the Harbor and Long Beach freeways.

The Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement and SR-47 project will enhance the efficient, secure movement of goods at the nation’s largest port complex, as well as reduce congestion and improve mobility.

Project Benefits

  • Replaces the seismically-deficient Schuyler Heim moveable bridge with a new safer fixed bridge
  • Creates an expressway between Ocean Blvd. on Terminal Island and Alameda St. at Pacific Coast Highway
  • Enhances mobility on local freeways by diverting 5-8% of the port-related trucks
  • Diverts trucks from certain local arterials and commercial and residential areas
  • Facilitates future improvements to the Long Beach I-710 Freeway
  • Provides alternative route to the existing near-dock rail yard
  • Eliminates traffic conflicts at 5 at-grade rail crossings and 3 traffic signals

Segment 1

Environmental Documents:

Record of Decision (August 2009)

Notice of Determination (August 2009)

The Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) may be downloaded below. A CD may also be requested at

Notice of Availability

Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement and
SR-47 Expressway Project
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EIS/EIR Summary (357K)

Technical Studies

To view the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (SDEIS/RDEIR) and Appendices, click here.

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER)

Written Historical and Descriptive Data

Index to Photographs

Photo Location Key


Photographic Copies of As-Built Drawings


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