10 Freeway in Los Angeles Reopens After Repairs

Nov. 20, 2023
On Sunday, eastbound lanes opened around 5:30 p.m. with the westbound side opening sometime after

A section of the 10 Freeway in Downtown Los Angeles reopened on Sunday as crews worked to make repairs to the fire damaged section of freeway.

On Sunday, eastbound lanes opened around 5:30 p.m. with the westbound side opening sometime after.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced earlier Sunday that officials expect the freeway to be "fully operational" in time for the Monday commute.

California's senator Alex Padilla said that although officials don't yet know the final price tag for the repairs, the entire cost will be covered by federal funds, "thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure law that was passed and signed a couple of years ago.''

Newsom praised the workers and contracting company and said 10,000 hours of labor went into the effort to get the freeway open in eight days.

State officials said Wednesday that contractors had removed all of the debris and hazardous materials from beneath the damaged freeway stretch.

Caltrans officials said about 264,000 cubic feet of material was removed, enough to fill four Olympic-size swimming pools. More than two dozen burned vehicles were also removed from the area.

That work was completed two days ahead of schedule.

There are more than 250 people working at the jobsite on 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, officials said.


Source: ABC7.com

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