The Repavement Project On Westbound Lanes of the Foothill Freeway Nears the Finish Line

Published : Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 8:41 AM

The Repavement Project On Westbound Lanes of the Foothill Freeway Nears the Finish Line

Over the past three years, parts of the 210 Freeway have been subject to lane closures, traffic jams and have, at times, been an all-around snarled mess—but those days are almost over.

Caltrans’ repaving project on 9.7-miles of the freeway’s westbound lanes has mostly been completed, said Caltrans spokesman Timothy Weisberg to Pasadena Star-News.

The area, which runs from central to northwest Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, and La Crescenta-Montrose will be returned to normal by tomorrow, with the addition of newly restriped lanes and new medians. Once finished, the freeway will have the same number of lanes as it did at the beginning of the project, which started in 2015.

A middle express lane, which ran about three miles between Lincoln Ave. and Foothill Blvd. has also been removed, as it was temporary to begin with and a source of much confusion for drivers.

The eastbound on-ramps from Angeles Crest Highway (2) that have been closed for weeks will also reopen February 5.

Caltrans will now set its sights on the freeway’s eastbound lanes, from La Cañada to central Pasadena which join the 134 Freeway connector. There, they will install slabs of concrete to improve the surfaces of the freeway’s on and off-ramps. Lane and ramp closures will continue through spring but will be mostly at night. Caltrans reports that this leg of the project will be finished this summer.

134 Freeway tunnel surfacing has also been completed and just a light amount of work remains. Currently, workers are replacing the tunnel’s old bulbs with new LED lights.

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