Weekend Closures of 101 Freeway Near Downtown L.A. Planned

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Ongoing work to replace the Sixth Street Viaduct will require a pair of weekend closures of a 2 1/2-mile stretch of the Santa Ana (101) Freeway east of downtown Los Angeles, beginning tonight.

The first closure will be from 10 p.m. through 3 p.m. Sunday, according to the city of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering. The second closure will be from 10 p.m. on Nov. 4 through 3 p.m. on Nov. 6.

During those times, the 101 Freeway will be closed between the Santa Monica (10) Freeway on the south and the “5/10/101'' freeway interchange on the north.

Motorists traveling westbound on the Pomona (60) Freeway from the Pomona area will not be able to access the 101 Freeway during those times. Those motorists will be detoured north on the Long Beach (710) Freeway to the westbound 10/101 Freeway. Southbound motorists on the 101 can take the Harbor (110) Freeway south, then head east on the 10 Freeway to bypass the closed freeway section.

“As installation of the cable hangers along the arches over the 101 Freeway has completed, that span is now fully supported and no longer requires the supporting falsework under the bridge,'' a city statement said. “The contractor will remove the falsework.''

The work is part of the city's $588 million Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project, replacing a 1930s-era structure that is considered seismically unsound. The new viaduct, set to be completed in summer of next year, is the largest bridge project in city history.

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