The major construction project on the 210 Freeway is already creating headaches for commuters in several cities. The overnight closures, which began on Monday night and last through Saturday, have seen closures of parts of the freeway in Pasadena, La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge.
The project is part of Caltrans 210 Pavement Rehabilitation project which will resurface parts of the freeway. Caltrans is doing what they can to minimize the noise, vibrations, and dust associated with the work. Water trucks are being used to minimize the dust, while noise levels are not expected to exceed state and federal regulations.
The westbound Angeles Crest Highway (Loop) on-ramp and westbound Ocean View Boulevard off-ramp are expected to be closed throughout the month of August.
A list of the scheduled closures planned between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. nightly through Saturday on the 210 East are:
- up to four lanes between Lowell Avenue to Mountain Street
- eastbound 210 connector to southbound 2 Freeway
- eastbound 210 connector to southbound 710 Freeway
For the 210 West:
- up to 3 lanes between Mountain Street and Lowell Avenue
- Gould Avenue, Walnut Street and Ocean View Boulevard on-ramps
- Foothill Boulevard, La Crescenta Avenue and Lowell Avenue off-ramps
- Mountain Street, Lincoln Avenue, Arroyo Boulevard, Berkshire Place, Angeles Crest Highway and Pennsylvania Avenue on- and off-ramps
- westbound 210 Freeway connector to southbound 2 Freeway
- westbound 210 Freeway connector to southbound 710 Freeway.
Caltrans says signs will let drivers know about the closures and how their drive will be affected. Motorists should expect delays and plan ahead.