Stretch of 710 closed this weekend

DOWNEY - A portion of the 710 Freeway will be closed this weekend as Caltrans works to replace 10-15 inches of aging pavement.The freeway will be closed in both directions from just south of Firestone Boulevard to north of the 105 Freeway. Drivers can expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes. Caltrans said the weekend closure is necessary for "construction crews to work safely and continuously for 53 hours throughout the weekend." "This schedule is cost effective and reduces the need for weeknight closures when traffic volumes are normally higher," Caltrans said in a statement. The $50 million pavement rehabilitation project calls for the application of several layers of asphalt concrete mix, which will result in a smoother ride and less future maintenance. The entire project is expected to be completed by the spring of 2011.

********** Published: August 26, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 19