Wednesday, January 7, 2015

East Los Angeles Interchange (I-5, I-10, SR-60, and US 101) Closures for Swarm Maintenance

Swarm on Feb. 24, 2013 in Downtown Los Angeles
UPDATE - will take place on Sunday, 1/25/2015

UPDATE 1/11/2015 -*POSTPONED* due to rain.

Caltrans will deploy 100 maintenance and community service workers (orange hardhats) to perform “swarm” maintenance on Sunday, January 25 in closed sections of the East Los Angeles Interchange from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Crews will remove litter and graffiti, trim trees, clear weeds, repair guardrail and irrigation, inspect and clear drains, and perform routine inspections of structures.  Motorists should expect delays.  Signed detours will be in place.

The closures will occur at the following locations:

Southbound I-5 to eastbound SR-60
Southbound US 101 to southbound I-5

Southbound US 101 1st Street off-ramp
Southbound US 101 4th Street off-ramp
Southbound US 101 4th Street on-ramp
Southbound US 101/eastbound I-10 Mission Street on-ramp
Eastbound SR-60 Soto Street on-ramp

Usually crews only have a short closure window within the East Los Angeles Interchange.  By increasing the window to seven hours and placing several personnel into one closure, crews will be able accomplish several tasks all at once. 

The California Highway Patrol will be on duty.  Please Be Work Zone Alert #BWZA.  Here's an example of a swarm at the I-5/I-10 (aka 5 and dime) in 2013: