71 Freeway in Pomona to Undergoing Pothole Repairs; Closures Planned

Water filled pothole on urban street with cracks and fracture marks

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POMONA (CNS) - Stretches of the Chino Valley (71) Freeway in Pomona will continue to close intermittently through Tuesday so crews can repair potholes that developed during the recent storms.

The potholes were particularly hazardous on the 71 Freeway, with dozens of cars becoming disabled one recent morning during downpours that left the roadway in treacherous condition.

Caltrans said the freeway closures began at 10 p.m. Friday and will continue through 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The southbound 71 Freeway remains closed from Valley Boulevard/Holt Avenue to Mission Boulevard, along with on-ramps in the area. The southbound 57 Freeway connector to southbound 71 and the eastbound 10 Freeway connector to the southbound 71 are also closed.

These closures will be lifted at 10 a.m. Sunday.

This southbound closure will be repeated at 10 p.m. Sunday and continue until 6 a.m. Monday.

The entire northbound 71 Freeway from Peyton Drive to Valley Boulevard/Holt Avenue, which was previously closed Friday night, will be closed again from 9 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

During this time the northbound freeway ramps at Chino and Garey avenues, Rio Rancho Road and Mission Boulevard and the westbound 60 Freeway connector to the northbound 71 will also be closed.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area. Caltrans officials said residents and businesses in the area should anticipate noise, vibrations and dust due to the construction work.

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