Monday, April 23, 2012

Full Freeway Closure of Eastbound Pomona Freeway (SR-60) for Paramount Blvd. Bridge Repair


Date:        April 23, 2012   
District 7:  Los Angeles & Ventura Counties      
Contact:    Patrick Chandler   
Phone:      213-897-3630

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Full Freeway Closure of Eastbound Pomona Freeway (SR-60)
for Paramount Blvd. Bridge Repair

Montebello — Caltrans will close the eastbound Pomona Freeway (SR-60) from the Wilcox Avenue/Garfield Avenue off-ramp to Paramount Boulevard nightly from Tuesday, April 24 to Thursday, April 26 to erect 17 girders as part of the Paramount Boulevard bridge repair project. Up to two lanes of the westbound SR-60 will be closed.

The closure times are as follows:
April 24 – 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
April 25 – 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
April 26 – 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Detour for eastbound SR-60 traffic:
East on Via Campo
North on Markland Dr.
East of Potrero Grande Dr.
South on Hill Dr./San Gabriel Blvd.
West on Center Dr. to eastbound SR-60

Construction crews will use two cranes to place 17, 122-foot long, 70-ton precast concrete girders on top of the bridge supports above eastbound SR-60.  Crews have been able to place five to six girders per night.  During construction it is expected that noise and vibrations will not exceed federally accepted levels. 

The latest freeway traffic information can be obtained on the Caltrans website: www.dot.ca.gov by accessing the Quickmaps feature.

The Paramount Boulevard bridge was demolished after it was severely damaged by a fuel tanker truck fire last December 14, 2011.  Ortiz Enterprises, Inc. of Irvine, Calif. is the contractor on this $5 million emergency project.  The funds for this project will be reimbursed by the Federal Highway Administration’s emergency relief program.  This project is expected to finish June 2012.

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