Part of the 710 Freeway that was scheduled to reopen in time for Monday morning's commute will remain closed until Tuesday morning.
A seven-mile stretch of the 710 Freeway northbound was closed Monday evening, leaving only two lanes available southbound.
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Caltrans plans to close the 710 in both directions from the Glenn Anderson Freeway (I-105) to Atlantic Avenue/Bandini Boulevard from 11 p.m. Monday Night until Tuesday at 5 a.m.
"All the traffic around here is bottled up," said commuter Steve Mungarro. "It's holding everybody back, and everybody's getting slow to work."
The project involves a process in which the old pavement is ground up, combined with dirt and used as a foundation. A layer of pavement is spread over the foundation.
"The maintenance will be less, the drive will be better," said Judy Gish, a Caltrans spokeswoman. "It will extend the life of the pavement."
"I forget that the 710 is closed, so I have to reroute," said commuter Veronica Montoy. "If I'm lucky enough to remember, I will just go all the way to the city of Maywood to catch the freeway there."
Weekend closures for the ongoing construction project, which began Aug. 5, usually end by 5 a.m. on Mondays. Remaining closures are scheduled for Oct. 14-17.