Carmageddon Junior This Weekend as 710 Freeway Closes Overnight in Southeast L.A. County
We're sensing a little Westside bias. Shutdown the 405 for less than a weekend and all other news must cease: The world is coming to an end.
But over on the Eastside they're going to have a little Carmageddon Jr. going on this weekend.
That's right, the 710 will be shut down overnight in both directions starting tonight. And it's a doozy worthy of at least a little press:
It'll be off limits from the 105 freeway to Atlantic Boulevard, effecting the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, South Gate and Downey.
And ... (catches breath) ... this will happen for 10 weekends through fall: According to Caltrans, those weekends are:
August: 5-8; 12-15; 19-22; 26-29
September: 9-12; 16-19; 23-26; 30-October 3 (No construction Sept.2-5, Labor Day)
October: 7-10; 14-17
The times are from 11:59 p.m. Friday until Saturday at 6 a.m. and from 11 p.m. Sunday until Monday at 5 a.m. Why?
The work is part of the I-710 Long Life Pavement Project from Firestone Boulevard to Atlantic Boulevard to rehabilitate aging pavement and provide the roadway with several decades of service life, improved pavement performance and a smoother ride for the traveling public.
Don't say we didn't warn you.