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Westbound 210 Freeway to Close Through Weekend

Motorists planning to drive through Pasadena between Friday night and Monday morning may need to plan ahead to avoid a scheduled 55-hour closure of the westbound 210 Freeway to accommodate pavement repairs.

The westbound freeway will be closed at 10 p.m. between Lake Avenue and Mountain Street. The eastbound ramp from the 134 Freeway to the westbound 210 Freeway also will be closed, along with the westbound 210 Freeway off-ramps at Marengo Avenue and Mountain Street, and the Walnut Street on-ramp.

The closures are expected to last until 5 a.m. Monday, and will be repeated the weekend of July 29-Aug. 1.

According to Caltrans, the freeway's use as a major connector between Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties means the "road has experienced
extensive wear.''

"The closures are part of a $148.5 million pavement rehabilitation project in both directions of I-210 in the cities of Glendale, La Canada Flintridge and Pasadena,'' according to Caltrans.

"Once the project is completed in 2018 the new surface will provide a smoother, safer drive for motorists, reduce time required for maintenance and minimize the need for further lane closures.''

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