Thursday, July 7, 2016

POSTPONED till Aug. 29: 10-Day Closure of Paramount Bl. Eastbound SR-60 Loop On-ramp Closure

Paramount Blvd. Eastbound SR-60 Loop On-ramp
Update 7/6/2016:  Caltrans will close the Paramount Boulevard eastbound SR-60 loop on-ramp in the first week of August for 10 consecutive days.  Detour signs will be posted.

Construction crews will need the closure to reconfigure the ramp by grading soil, demolish the old ramp, and finishing paving and striping the new ramp.

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During this project, residents, businesses, and motorists should expect occasional day time lane closures and construction noise from heavy equipment. Caltrans noise and vibration specialists will monitor the work to ensure that the noise levels don’t exceed federal and state mandated noise levels. 

Expected work schedule: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Occasional closures of lanes and ramps may occur. 

In 2011, the Paramount Boulevard Bridge was demolished and rebuilt under an emergency contract after a gasoline tanker fire on the freeway below severely damaged the bridge.  The new bridge, built to modern standards, was opened to the public in May 2012.  The new bridge is wider than the original bridge that was built in 1967.  Once this project is completed the flow of traffic and safety will be enhanced, congestion reduced, and will accommodate future traffic demands.