Thursday, August 18, 2016

Lane Closure for Swarm Maintenance on Long Beach Freeway (I-710)

Culvert inspectors using a remote control robot to inspect freeway drains during a swarm in East LA.
Swarm maintenance?! What's that?  Rest assured, it has nothing to do with beekeeping or the Wu-Tang clan.  

By placing several personnel into one closure, crews will be able accomplish several tasks and reduce the need for future closures.

Here's an example of a past swarm maintenance operation at the East Los Angeles Interchange:

Here's the press release:


Lane Closure for Swarm Maintenance on Long Beach Freeway (I-710)


By placing several personnel into one closure, crews will be able accomplish several tasks and reduce the need for future closures

BELL GARDENS – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will deploy 100 maintenance workers (white hardhats) to perform “swarm” maintenance on Sunday, August 21, 5 a.m. to noon along southbound I-710 from Bandini Boulevard to Florence Avenue.  One lane of southbound I-710 will be closed.     

Crews will remove litter and graffiti, trim trees, clear weeds, repair guardrail and irrigation, and inspect and clear drains.

Motorists should expect delays.  

By increasing the window to 6 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.