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10 Weekends beginning Friday, August 5

Bell to Downey
– The California Departmentof Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct
ten weekends of 53-hour ExtendedClosures and Full Freeway Closures on
the Long Beach Freeway (I-710) aspart of the Long Life Pavement
Rehabilitation Project from the Glenn AndersonFreeway (I-105) connector
to Atlantic Boulevard in the cities of Bell,Bell Gardens, Cudahy, South
Gate and Downey.

EXTENDED WEEKEND CLOSURES are scheduledfor the following weekends:
·        August: 5-8; 12-15; 19-22; 26-29        
·        September: 9-12; 16-19; 23-26; 30-October 3   (No construction Sept.2-5,Labor Day)
·        October: 7-10; 14-17                       

FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES will occur inboth directions and twice during each weekend on:
·        Fridayat 11:59 p.m. until Saturday at 6 a.m.
·        Andagain on Sunday at 11 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.
Extended Weekend Closure begins on Fridaynight at midnight with a
six-hour (12:01 to 6 am) FULL FREEWAY CLOSUREto install moveable median
barriers.  When the freeway re-opens totraffic on Saturday at 6 a.m.,
the median barriers will guide all motoriststo shift to the northbound
side of the freeway.  This allows constructioncrews to work on
southbound I-710 and motorists to continue their commutesthroughout the
weekend using a reduced number of available lanes.  Then,on Sunday at 11
p.m., another FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE will be in place toremove the
temporary moveable median barrier in time for the Monday morningcommute.

The following ramps and connectors will beclosed throughout each weekend:
CLOSED on-ramps to northbound I-710:  
Eastbound & westbound on-ramps from ImperialHighway, Firestone Blvd. and Florence Ave.

CLOSED on-ramps to southbound I-710:  
Eastbound & westbound on-ramps from AtlanticBlvd., Florence Ave. and Firestone Boulevard

CLOSED off-ramps from southbound I-710: 
Eastbound & westbound off-ramps at FlorenceAve. and Firestone Boulevard

CLOSED Freeway Connectors:  
Eastbound & westbound I-105 to northboundI-710

RESTRICTIONS:  Speed reducedto 45mph. No oversized loads permitted due to narrow lanes.  
DELAYS & DETOURS: Motorists canexpect delays. Use alternate routes and marked detours.
SCHEDULE:  Closures are weather-permittingand are subject to change.
The work is partof the I-710 Long Life Pavement Project from Firestone
Boulevard to AtlanticBoulevard to rehabilitate aging pavement and
provide the roadway with severaldecades of service life, improved
pavement performance and a smoother ridefor the traveling public.
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