The California Department of Transportation will close portions of the State Route 60 between Fullerton Road and Nogales Street as part of a $121.5 million pavement rehabilitation project, according to a news release.
The weekend plan is related to the partial closures that have taken place this week.
Although the Summer Slam is not a full freeway closure, Caltrans warns motorists to expect delays and urges them to take alternative routes, avoid the area if possible, or use public transit.
The 55-hour lane closures are as follows:
Friday, August 23 at 10 p.m. – Monday, August 26 at 5 a.m.
- Two lanes of eastbound SR-60 to be closed
- Hacienda Boulevard, Azusa Avenue, Fullerton Road and south Nogales Street on-ramps to be closed
- Fullerton Road and Nogales Street off-ramps to be closed
A full freeway closure will be in effect in direction of weekend closure:
- Saturday 1 a.m. – Saturday 5 a.m. and Monday 1 a.m. – Monday 5 a.m. for k-rail installation and removal
"The Pomona Freeway (SR-60) is a major thoroughfare, serving commuters between Los Angeles and San Bernardino and Riverside counties," officials said in a news release. "As a result of heavy use, the road has experienced extensive wear."
The freeway is being rehabilitated in both directions between Interstate 605 and State Route 57.
Besides pavement rehabilitation, crews re installing traffic loops and striping the roadway. The project, funded by the State Highway and Operations Protection Program
(SHOPP), is expected to be completed in fall 2014.
Diamond Bar and Walnut residents, have you felt any effects from the weekend closures? Have you noticed more traffic on the 60 and other freeways or has it seemed like business as usual?