710 Freeway will close to traffic for weekend construction
2010-08-20 · By Editor
The 710 Freeway will be closed each weekend from just south of Firestone Boulevard to the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway. Keep track of closure schedule, plan ahead.
Full freeway closures will occur twice during each weekend. The extended weekend closures begin on Friday night (midnight) with a six-hour (12:01-6 a.m) full closure of the 710 freeway to install moveable median barriers.
Starting this weekend, 710 Freeway closures are planned on Fridays at 11:45 p.m. until Saturday at 6 a.m. and on Sundays at 11 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m. Closures will continue through mid-October.
710 Freeway closures scheduled:
- August 20-23
- August 27-30
- September 10-13
- September 17-20
- September 24-27
- October 1-4
- October 8-11
There will be no construction during the Labor Day Weekend of September 3-6.
When the freeway re-opens to traffic on Saturday at 6 a.m., the median barriers will guide all motorists to shift to the northbound side of the freeway so that the construction crew can work safely on the southbound side of I-710 throughout the weekend using a reduced number of available freeway lanes.
Then, on Sunday at 11 p.m., the 710 Freeway will close again to remove the temporary moveable median barrier in time for the Monday morning commute.
Portions of the 710 Freeway will be closed:
- CLOSED On-ramps to northbound I-710: Eastbound & westbound on-ramps to Rosecrans Avenue and Imperial Highway
- CLOSED On-ramps to southbound I-710: Eastbound & westbound on-ramps from Florence Avenue, Firestone Boulevard and Imperial Hwy
- CLOSED Freeway Connectors: Eastbound and westbound I-105 to northbound I-710
Expect additional traffic delays
RESTRICTIONS: Speed reduced to 45mph. No oversized loads permitted due to narrow lanes.
DELAYS AND DETOURS: Motorists can expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes and marked street detours. Trucks are advised to use Garfield Avenue.
The work is part of the I-710 Long Life Pavement Rehabilitation Project to rehabilitate aging pavement from I-405 to I-5 and provide the roadway with several decades of service life, improved pavement performance and a smoother ride for the traveling public.