The full closure of a 2.5-mile stretch of 101 Freeway east of downtown Los Angeles continued Saturday as part of a project to replace the Sixth Street Viaduct.
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The closure – between the 10 motorway to the south and the exchange of motorways 5, 10 and 101 to the north – began on Friday at 22.00 and continues until kl. 15 Sunday, according to the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering.
Another closure is planned from kl. 22:00 to 4 November to 15.00 on 6 November.
Motorists traveling west on the 60 freeway from the Pomona area will not have access to the 101 highway during these times. These motorists will be driven north on the 710 Freeway to the westbound 10/101 Freeway. Southbound drivers on 101 can take the 110 motorway south and then drive east on the 10 motorway to bypass the closed motorway section.
“As the installation of the cable ties along the arches over the 101 motorway is completed, this span is now fully supported and no longer requires supporting false work under the bridge,” it said in a city statement. “The contractor removes the counterfeit.”
The plant is part of the city’s $ 588 million $ Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project, replacing a 1930s structure considered seismically unhealthy.
The new viaduct, which is to be completed in the summer of next year, is the largest bridge project in urban history.