Six-Hour "Swarm Maintenance" Planned for Freeway Interchange in Downtown LA

About 300 workers will do "several weeks of work" in about six hours Sunday

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Friday, Nov 2, 2012  |  Updated 8:14 AM PDT
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Six Hours of "Swarm Maintenance" in Downtown LA

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Construction workers will conduct "swarm maintenance" this weekend when Caltrans closes portions of the Hollywood-Harbor freeway interchange for six hours -- a project that might cause delays Sunday near downtown Los Angeles.

Workers will deploy between 6 a.m. and noon Sunday at the interchange of the 101 and 110 freeways between Third Street and Wilshire Boulevard. The project includes safety improvements and routine bridge inspections on the four-level interchange.

Caltrans officials described the project as "condensing several weeks of work into six hours." About 300 workers are assigned to the project.

Planned Closures:

  • One lane of the southbound Harbor Freeway between Third Street and Wilshire Boulevard between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • Connector between the northbound Hollywood and southbound Harbor Freeway between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • Connector between the southbound Hollywood and southbound Harbor Freeway between 6 a.m. and noon
  • Third Street on- and off-ramps for the southbound Harbor Freeway from 6 to 9 a.m.
  • Fourth Street off-ramp from the southbound Harbor Freeway from 6 a.m. to noon

The project also involves painting over the "Eye on '84" mural that adorns a freeway wall. The mural has been repeatedly vandalized, according to Caltrans officials.

The mural, created to celebrate the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, will be relocated, officials said.

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