Westbound I-10 connector to 605 to close this weekend for construction

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Caltrans advises motorists to "Slow for the Cone Zone" during this weekend's closure of the westbound 1-10 Freeway connector to the north and southbound 60 Freeway.

Caltrans will close the westbound 10 Freeway connector to the north and southbound 605 Freeway this weekend. Crews will be doing bridge and connector work as part of the I-10 HOV project.

The connector will be closed beginning Friday at 10 p.m and will reopen Monday at 5 a.m.

“We are recommending that motorists use the 210 or the 60 instead," said Caltrans spokeswoman Kelly Markham. “We will have electronic signs along the freeways directing motorists to those freeways.”

The $165 million project will add carpool lanes in both directions of the San Bernardino Freeway from the 605 to Puente Avenue in Baldwin Park.

“This project has a lot of benefits, including improved traffic flow, reduced congestion, better air quality and of course it will also encourage people to carpool,” Markham explained.

And for this weekend’s connector shutdown, Caltrans also advises motorists to  “Slow For The Cone Zone.”

“For their safety as well as the safety of our motorists,” said Markham.  “CHP will be ticketing, you know, somebody who’s driving dangerously in the cone zone.”

Caltrans expects to complete the project  late next year.

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