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A month-long freeway closure in Pasadena begins

Morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east on December 1, 2009 near Pasadena, California. A freeway connector on the 210 will be closed on weekdays starting Monday.
Morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east on December 1, 2009 near Pasadena, California. A freeway connector on the 210 will be closed on weekdays starting Monday.
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State transportation officials say a Los Angeles-area freeway tunnel will be closed for about a month on weekdays as crews make improvements.

The California Department of Transportation says starting Monday the westbound Interstate 210 connector in Pasadena will shut down from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Commuters who use the Del Mar Boulevard and California Boulevard exits are urged to seek alternate routes and expect delays.

Crews will install permanent lighting as part of a $149 million project for a 10-mile stretch of the freeway north of downtown Los Angeles.