Another weekend closing set for the 101 Freeway near Downtown LA

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A 2 1/2 mile stretch of the Santa Ana (101) Freeway east of downtown Los Angeles will be closed again this weekend as work continues on a project to replace the Sixth Street Viaduct.

From kl. 22.00 Friday and continues until kl. 15.00 Sunday, the 101 Freeway will be closed between the Santa Monica (10) Freeway to the south and the “5/10/101” freeway junction to the north.

It will be the second closure of the stretch to accommodate the work of removing the fake work on the aging structure. The highway was also closed on the weekend of the 22nd-24th. October, but the planned 41-hour shutdown actually lasted only 26 hours, with crews completing their work ahead of schedule, according to the city’s Bureau of Engineering.

During the closure, motorists traveling westbound on the Pomona (60) Freeway from the Pomona area will not be able to access the 101 Freeway. These motorists will be driven north on the Long Beach (710) Freeway to the westbound 10/101 Freeway. Southbound drivers on 101 can take the harbor (110) Freeway south and then drive east on 10 Freeway to bypass the closed motorway section.

“The Bureau of Engineering has completed the installation of cable suspensions along the arches over 101 Freeway,” according to the city. “That span is now fully supported and no longer requires the supporting forging work under the bridge. The contractor will remove the forging work during the closure.”

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 due to be completed by the summer of next year, is the largest bridge project in the city’s history.

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