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210 Freeway in Pasadena will close for 34 hours this weekend

File: Morning commuters travel the 210 Freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east on Dec. 1, 2009 near Pasadena.
File: Morning commuters travel the 210 Freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east on Dec. 1, 2009 near Pasadena.
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Expect some delays if you plan on driving through Pasadena this weekend; a section of the eastbound 210 Freeway will be shut down for 34 hours.

The closure will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday and continue through 5 a.m. Monday. 

All eastbound lanes from Lake Avenue to Mountain Street will be fully closed, as well as the eastbound 210 connector to the 134 west, according to a statement released by the California Department of Transportation.  

On-ramps to the eastbound Foothill Freeway at Lincoln Avenue and Mountain Street will also be closed.  

This weekend's closure will be the first of two 34-hour shutdowns on the 210 this month. They're part of a $148.5 million repaving project that closed the westbound side of the freeway in July. 

Although August's closures won't be for as long as those that took place earlier this summer, they'll still create delays for motorists, Caltrans' Yessica Jovel told KPCC. 

She recommends that people plan ahead to chart a different route, use public transit or avoid the area all together. 

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Cal Trans spokesperson, Michael Comeaux, told KPCC there are currently no other similar-length closures planned for this project.

The project — which is taking place across Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge and Glendale — was originally set to be completed by 2018. It's now expected to be finished by early 2019, Jovel said. 

“Once we’re completed with the project, it’ll be a lot smoother drive for motorists in the area, and it’ll also reduce the need to close lanes in the future for further maintenance,” Jovel added.

This story has been updated.