LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Angelenos with weekend plans may want to leave the car at home – there are several planned roadblocks, including a large stretch of 101 Freeway and the streets that will be taken over by the LA Marathon.
The largest closure involves both sides of the 101 Freeway from the 5 and 60 Freeway split in Boyle Heights to downtown Los Angeles. The highway will be completely closed for the second time so building personnel can continue to remove false bridges that are part of the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project.
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101 Freeway closing begins Friday at 22.00 and is scheduled to last until at least kl. 15.00 Sunday. Drivers driving south on 101 Freeway from Hollywood will be redirected on 110 Freeway and east on 10 Freeway, where they can again access 5 Freeway. Drivers attempting to reach the Northbound 101 Freeway will be detoured around the closure via the 710 Freeway and the Westbound 10 Freeway, where they can turn onto the 5 Freeway or continue into downtown LA onto the 101 Freeway.
That @LAmarathon is only 6 days away! Runners are hydrating and motorists are planning ahead of closing. Your LA employees will continue to plan a safe and fun event. Read more at https://t.co/9f4orhGnBR pic.twitter.com/xRGQE9wBwJ
– UnifiedLA (@UnifiedLA) November 1, 2021
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With the LA Marathon taking place Sunday, street driving on the surface in Los Angeles will not be a picnic either. This year’s LA Marathon starts at Dodger Stadium and will meander through Echo Park, Silver Lake, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Westwood and Brentwood before the route turns and ends in Century City. Roadblocks begin at 4 a.m. Sunday and are scheduled to last until at least 2 p.m., but crews will be ready to reopen roads for traffic as soon as possible. In addition, parking will not be allowed along the marathon route. Drivers can follow Unified LA on Twitter for updates.
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This weekend, Caltrans will also close a section of 210 Freeway through Sylmar, while several intersections in Burbank will also be closed – both due to paving work.