710 to close part of weekends

DOWNEY - It's not Carmageddon, but another full freeway closure is rapidly approaching.Caltrans will shut down a portion of the 710 Freeway in both directions during early morning hours over the course of 10 weekends, starting next month. The closures are necessary to allow crews to replace aging pavement, officials said. Caltrans will close the freeway from the 105 Freeway to Atlantic Boulevard at 11:59 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday, and again from 11 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday. The closures will take place on all weekends in August and September (except Labor Day weekend Sept. 2-5), and Oct. 7-10 and 14-17. Freeway traffic will be reduced to 45 MPH on weekends, and no oversized loads will be permitted due to narrow lanes.

********** Published: July 28, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 15