More traffic problems will await motorists in East Los Angeles beginning Friday night and continuing through the weekend, thanks to the second of nine planned 54-hour closures of the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway to make way for a pavement-replacement project.
According to Caltrans, the northbound 710 will be closed between the Santa Ana (5) and Pomona (60) freeways from 10 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Monday.
The closure will be repeated on seven more upcoming weekends, with the exception of Oct. 7-10, Oct. 28-31, Nov. 11-14 and Nov. 25-28.
Caltrans officials urged motorists to avoid the area and use the Harbor (110) or San Gabriel River (605) freeways as alternates.
Crews will be placing a series of concrete slabs as part of the pavement- replacement project. According to Caltrans, crews will install as many as 90 concrete panels on the roadway each weekend, with the panels ranging in size from 14 to 47 feet wide.
The work is part of a $120 million pavement-replacement project on the 710 Freeway between the Century (105) and San Bernardino (10) freeways. The project is expected to be completed next year, according to Caltrans.