Ty Pennington will not be on a bullhorn but an "Extreme Makeover" is coming to the 710 Freeway. A nine-mile section between the 405 and Firestone Boulevard will be repaved this weekend. The project is part of the Long Life Pavement Rehabilitation Project that began in October 2008.
In the short term though, it may be an extreme frustration for drivers. Officials will close the 710 along a three-and-a-half mile stretch between the 405 and the 91 freeways between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday, and again between 11 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday, said Maria Raptis of Caltrans.
Also closed this weekend will be the onramps to the northbound 710 Freeway at Long Beach and Del Amo boulevards, and the offramps from the southbound 710 Freeway at Long Beach, Del Amo and Artesia boulevards.
In addition, the connectors from the north- and southbound 405 Freeway to the northbound 710 Freeway will be closed, as will the connectors from the east- and westbound 91 Freeway to the southbound 710 Freeway.
Repaving was completed earlier this year on a two-and-a-half mile section of the 710 Freeway between the 91 Freeway and the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway.