Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Slam on SR-60: THIS WEEKEND! 55-Hour Weekend Lane Closures

View of a changeable message sign on Quickmap.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced four 55-hour weekend lane closures on the Pomona Freeway (SR-60) between Fullerton Road and Nogales Street to rehabilitate the pavement. Ramps and the SR-57/SR-60 connector will also be affected. The first closures begin this Friday, July 12, at 10 p.m.

“This type of work helps Caltrans avoid future emergency lane closures that would further inconvenience motorists,” said District 7 Director Michael Miles.  “Motorists should plan ahead, leave early, seek alternate routes, explore transit options, and limit driving in the area as much as possible.”

Although NOT a full freeway closure, motorists should expect delays and are strongly advised to use alternate routes, avoid the area or use public transit. Additionally, motorists can check traffic conditions before they leave by calling 5-1-1 or visiting the Caltrans Quickmap.

The 55-hour closures will occur as follows:

Friday, July 12, at 10 p.m. – Monday, July 15, at 5 a.m.   

Caltrans' John Yang (r), explains closure to Diamond Bar rep (l).
3 lanes of westbound SR-60 closed
  • Northbound SR-57 to westbound SR-60 connector closed
  • Brea Canyon Road, Fairway Drive, Nogales Street and Fullerton Road on-ramps closed
  • Nogales Street and Fullerton Road off-ramps closed

Friday, July 26, at 10 p.m. – Monday, July 29, at 5 a.m.
2 lanes of westbound SR-60 closed
  • Northbound SR-57 to westbound SR-60 connector closed
  • Brea Canyon Road, Fairway Drive, Nogales Street and Fullerton Road on-ramps closed
  • Nogales Street and Fullerton Road off-ramps closed

Friday, August 9, at 10 p.m. – Monday, August 12, at 5 a.m.
3 lanes of eastbound SR-60 closed
  • Hacienda Boulevard, Azusa Avenue, Fullerton Road and south Nogales Street on-ramps closed
  • Fullerton Road and Nogales Street off-ramps closed
Friday, August 23, at 10 p.m. – Monday, August 26, at 5 a.m.
2 lanes of eastbound SR-60 closed
  • Hacienda Boulevard, Azusa Avenue, Fullerton Road and south Nogales Street on-ramps closed
  • Fullerton Road and Nogales Street off-ramps closed
  • Full Freeway Closures
 During each of the four 55-hour weekend closures, a FULL freeway closure will be in effect in the same direction as that weekend’s lane closures from Saturday at 1 a.m. to Saturday at 5 a.m. and from Monday at 1 a.m. to Monday 5 a.m. for concrete barrier installation and removal.
Press conference to remind motorists about closures.