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Major Lane Closures Expected For 60 Freeway

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HACIENDA HEIGHTS (CBS) — Major lane closures are planned for the Pomona (60) Freeway across the San Gabriel Valley starting Sunday night.

The overnight closures beginning at 6 p.m. will last until 7 a.m. Monday.

Caltrans plans to repave the freeway in segments, the last step in a years-long effort to add a carpool lane and rehabilitate aging concrete slabs along Route 60 between South El Monte and Diamond Bar.

The project affects traffic between the San Gabriel (605) Freeway and Brea Canyon Road, near the Orange (57) Freeway interchange.

Starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, each direction will see up to three lanes of the four-lane-wide freeway closed. On Monday night and continuing through Thursday, the lane closures will start at 7 p.m.

Numerous ramps will also be closed, but engineers said they hope to spread the work around so that consecutive ramps are never closed.

To add to the traffic mess, a handful of surface streets in the area will be closed as well. Those closures include segments near the 60 Freeway of Turnbull Canyon Road, Seventh Avenue, Stoner Creek Road, and Stimson Avenue.

The streets should be fully reopened by 7 a.m. the next day, but traffic may be restricted during the early part of morning commute hours.

Heavier-than-normal traffic may be likely on the parallel San Bernardino (10), Riverside (91) and Foothill (210) freeways during the re-pavement.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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