40-Hour Closure of 101 Freeway


To allow for demolition of the section of the viaduct over US Rte 101 on the east side of the structure, the freeway will be closed for 40 hours, starting on Friday Feb. 5th at 10 p.m. and ending on Sunday Feb. 7th at 2 p.m. “My main priorities are keeping Angelenos safe and doing everything possible to minimize inconveniences or confusion that may be caused by the closure,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “We will do that by ensuring that detours are clearly marked, and working closely with LAPD and LAFD to maintain the highest standards of police and fire response throughout the weekend.” A 2.5 mile section of US Rte 101 will be closed from the 10/101 split to the 5/10/101 interchange just east of downtown Los Angeles. In addition, motorists travelling west on Rte 60 from the Pomona area will not be able to access US Rte 101. “We are encouraging drivers to plan ahead, expect delays and to follow detour signs to alternate freeways,” said Carrie Bowen, Caltrans District 7 Director. “It’s important for motorists to Be Work Zone Alert and to Slow for the Cone Zone.” Councilmember Jose Huizar (CD-14) represents the communities closest to the viaduct. “During the 40-hour freeway closure we encourage local residents of Boyle Heights and Downtown Los Angeles to plan accordingly,” said Councilmember Jose Huizar (CD-14). “As we say goodbye to our old 6th Street Bridge before welcoming in our new bridge and public space, this is a necessary step to ensure the public’s safety and begin the work at hand.” The Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project is led by the City’s Bureau of Engineering. “Safety is always first in all the work we do in the City,” said Gary Lee Moore, City Engineer. “Closing the freeway will allow us to do demolition in the way that is safest for motorists and everyone else in that area of the city.” Traffic detours will be as follows – SEE DETOUR MAP BELOW When traveling N/B 5 from the Orange County area approaching the 5/10/101 Interchange : Exit to N/B 101 closed - Exit to W/B 10 open - Exit to N/B 5 open Primary Detour: N/B 710 to W/B 10 Secondary Detour: W/B 10 to N/B 110 When traveling W/B 60 from the Pomona area approaching 5/10/101 Interchange: - Exit to N/B 101 closed - Exit to W/B 10 open - Exit to N/B 5 open Primary Detour: N/B 710 to W/B 10 Secondary Detour: W/B 10 to N/B 110 When traveling S/B 101 from the San Fernando Valley area approaching the 10/101 Split: - Exit to S/B 101 closed - E/B 10 open Primary Detour: S/B 110 to E/B 10 Secondary Detour: E/B 10 to S/B 710 101 Freeway On-Ramp closures will be as follows: NB 6th Street/ Whittier Blvd on-ramp CLOSED