Friday, June 26, 2015

Six Week Express Lanes Closure on San Bernardino Freeway (I-10)

Damaged pavement and bridge joints. 
Caltrans will close the Metro Express Lanes on the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) from Monday, July 6 to late August 2015 to perform maintenance and upgrade sections of the bridges on east- and westbound I-10 between Valley Boulevard and Peck Road.  The pavement in the section above Peck Road and Valley Boulevard will be removed and replaced, and new bridge joints will be installed to replace ones that are failing.   

“To complete the work as fast and as safe as possible, the lanes must be closed,” said District 7 Director Carrie Bowen. “We are working with the city of El Monte, county of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to help reduce the impacts to traffic on the freeway and local streets.”

Additional closures will be in place as needed at the following locations:

  • Freeway Mainline: East- and westbound I-10 lane closures between Peck Road and Valley Boulevard.
  • Eastbound I-10:  North Peck Road/Valley Boulevard off-ramp.
  • Westbound I-10: South Peck Road off-ramp and North Valley Boulevard on-ramp.
  • Street Closures: Peck Road between Asher Street and Valley Boulevard and Valley Boulevard between Peck Road and I-10

Damaged pavement and bridge joint.
Motorists using the Express Lanes may experience some delays due to this project and partial closure of the Express Lanes.  Eastbound motorists will be merged into the mainline near Santa Anita Avenue, impacting approximately 2 miles of the Express Lanes.  Westbound motorists will continue to have access to the Express Lanes just west of I-605 but will be required to merge into the mainline at Whistler Avenue and then will have full access to the Express Lanes near Peck Road.  Tolling for eastbound commuters will be adjusted to reflect the closure of that portion of the Express Lanes.  Tolling for westbound commuters will not be impacted.

The $815,802 project funded by Caltrans’ highway maintenance fund was awarded to O’Donnell Construction, Inc. in San Dimas, California.

Caltrans reminds motorists to Be Work Zone Alert.