Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Making progress on I-210 (Foothill Freeway) Pavement Rehabilitation Project

A $148.5 million dollar project to replace and repair pavement along the I-210 (Foothill Freeway) corridor is entering the final stretch.

Since Spring 2015, Caltrans has been working on a 9.7 mile section of I-210 from the La Crescenta-Montrose area of Glendale to Pasadena that will provide a smoother and safer drive for motorists when the project is slated to be finished by Summer 2018.

The I-210 Pavement Rehabilitation project is scheduled to finish Summer 2018.
Crews put in precast concrete slab.
The project is now 76 percent complete, with current work focusing on replacing concrete pavement on outside lanes between the Glendale Freeway (SR-2) and the Ventura Freeway (SR-134).

In addition to repaving and replacing lanes with precast slabs, crews are adding new concrete median barriers and guardrails, re-striping lanes, upgrading signs and sign structures and reconstructing curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Crews will also be repainting tunnels, and adding new electrical and lighting.

  • Westbound I-210 connector to Del Mar Boulevard/California Boulevard exit
Since Oct. 11, the westbound I-210 connector to the Del Mar/California Boulevard exit has been closed daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for tunnel repairs. During the closure, crews are washing and then repainting the tunnel.

The connector is scheduled to reopen Friday, Oct. 20, but will close again intermittently for crews to add new lighting.
  • Westbound I-210 Berkshire Place off-ramp
Since Sept. 25, the westbound Berkshire off-ramp has been closed for crews to pave roads across the ramp. It is scheduled to reopen Oct. 27.
  • Eastbound I-210 Lincoln Avenue on-ramp
The on-ramp closed around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16 and will remain closed until 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 for repairs.

During the closure, crews will replace pavement on the auxiliary lane, or the lane between the on and next off ramp.

Detour signs will be posted. To access eastbound I-210, motorists may use the Windsor Avenue/Arroyo Boulevard or Mountain Street on-ramps.

The Lincoln on-ramp will temporarily open Saturday, Oct. 21 around 3 p.m. for fans leaving the UCLA football game at the Rose Bowl, and stay open until about two hours after the game ends.


Motorists should anticipate more connector, lane and on/off ramp closures until the scheduled project completion date of Summer 2018.

                  Westbound I-210 Berkshire on-ramp will close for up to 45 days starting Oct. 30.

  • Westbound I-210 Berkshire Place on-ramp & Foothill Boulevard off-ramp
Starting Oct. 30, the westbound Berkshire Place on-ramp and Foothill Boulevard off-ramp will close for up to 45 days. Motorists may experience delays and should plan ahead.
  • Various lanes, ramps and connectors from Lowell Avenue to Mountain Street
Intermittent closures during weeknights will continue from Lowell Avenue to Mountain Street until Summer 2018, when the project is scheduled to be complete

All closures are weather permitting and subject to change.


The Foothill Freeway is a major thoroughfare that serves drivers between Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. As a result, new roads are needed to ensure I-210 can remain a safe, efficient and viable transportation network for drivers.

The roadway improvements are intended to extend the pavement life for 40 years, minimizing the need for maintenance and ultimately, further closures.

Caltrans appreciates the community's understanding, and patience, during these improvements to the Foothill Freeway.

And as you are traveling through the construction zone, remember to "Be Work Zone Alert" and "Slow for the Cone Zone."