A section of Highway 210 that runs through the San Gabriel Valley will be closed for five days for the second time in a month, and motorists are once again bracing for significant congestion over the next few days.
The eastbound lanes of the 210 between Highway 605 and Irwindale Avenue will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday and the closure is expected to last until 5 a.m. Tuesday. The 1.3-mile section of freeway between Duarte and Irwindale will be fully closed in both directions Wednesday evening, Caltrans District 7 said on Twitterand it will partially reopen at 4 a.m. Thursday.
Officials said on Facebook that crews will divert traffic from the affected eastbound section to the westbound lanes of 210, which will be converted to three lanes in both directions. The affected eastbound section will remain closed for the five days.
Several on- and off-ramps will also be affected by the closures, including the westbound on-ramps at 210 Irwindale Avenue, the 210 westbound connector to the 605 southbound connector, the 605 connector to eastbound 210 and eastbound entry and exit lanes of 210 Mt. Olive Drive.
Caltrans advised motorists to expect delays throughout the five-day shutdown and to use Interstate 10 or State Route 60.
Last month, there was a similar multi-day shutdown on the westbound lanes of the 210 that resulted in traffic jams and disrupted travel.
The closures are part of the San Gabriel River Bridge Hinge Replacement Project, a $30 million project to replace old hinges, guardrails and storm drains on the portion of the freeway that spans the San Gabriel River. Gabriel as a bridge, Caltrans said.
Los Angeles Times