Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Westbound SR-60 Closed Tuesday Night for More Bridge Demo

Westbound SR-60 will be closed again late Tuesday night through early Wednesday morning (December 20-21) to continue demolition of the Paramount Boulevard bridge. Crews will be removing bridge columns and abutments, and restriping pavement. If all goes well, they should be able to finish the demo tonight. The closures are as follows:

Westbound SR-60: All lanes will be closed from 11 p.m. on 12/20 to 5 a.m. on 12/21 from San Gabriel Boulevard to Paramount Boulevard.

Eastbound SR-60: Two lanes will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. on 12/20, and three (of four) lanes will be closed at midnight from Wilcox Avenue to Paramount Boulevard. All lanes will be open at 5 a.m. on 12/21.

Ramps: The northbound Paramount Boulevard on-ramp to westbound SR-60 is closed temporarily. The southbound Paramount Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound SR-60 is closed indefinitely. All other ramps are open.

The closures are part of a construction project that is replacing the Paramount Boulevard bridge, which was damaged December 14 after a tanker truck caught fire on eastbound SR-60 at Paramount Boulevard.

The latest freeway traffic information can be obtained on the Caltrans website (
www.dot.ca.gov) by accessing the Quickmaps feature under ‘Highlights.’