Friday, August 26, 2016

“Jams” to focus on this weekend

Nope, Caltrans is not in the radio play list business, we’re all about transportation.

Let’s keep focused on “jams” or closures that will really affect traffic in Los Angeles County.

At the top of the list is #RoseJam.  So far the traffic for this closure has been very smooth, as smooth as the new pavement were pouring on I-210 in the city limits of Pasadena (it’s the City of Roses, hence the name #RoseJam).
Important Closure (No cool name)
Next up on this is a closure that’s so small it doesn’t even have a cool name like #Jamzilla or #Rampture.  Here’s the press release (a short one too):

Full Freeway Closure of Westbound Pomona Freeway (SR-60) for Maintenance

WHITTIER – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close all lanes of westbound SR-60 at the SR-60/I-605 Interchange to perform routine bridge maintenance on Saturday morning, August 27 from midnight to 5 a.m.  Westbound traffic will be detoured onto north- and southbound I-605.  

As part of this $1.02 million project, Caltrans’ contractor, Western Structures of Riverside, Calif., will apply methacrylate (an adhesive) to a bridge near the interchange.  Methacrylate fills cracks in bridge concrete, extends the life of a structure, and reduces future maintenance costs.  

Signed detours will be in place.  Motorists should expect delays.  The California Highway Patrol will be on duty.  Please Be Work Zone Alert #BWZA.  

#HollywoodJamSession
Lastly, you may have heard about the #HollywoodJamSession closure on US 101 between Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles to re-install loop detectors.  This is not a major closure as you may have heard in local news reports.  Please read the blog entry about it.
All of these closures are necessary to ensure that the state’s transportation system is maintained, safe, and operational.