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Portion Of Southbound 110 Freeway Closed For Maintenance

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A key section of the Harbor (110) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles closed Sunday morning for maintenance work.

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The closure affecting the connectors of the southbound 101 to the southbound 110 freeways, in addition to, the 4th Street off-ramp from southbound I-110 will be lifted at noon.

The northbound connectors of those freeways reopened at 9 a.m.

Also, crews had shut down one lane of the southbound freeway from Third Street to Wilshire Boulevard for about three hours. That closure was lifted, however, at 9 a.m.

Patrick Chandler, public information officer for Caltrans, says about 300 workers are condensing several weeks of work on the southbound freeway to six hours.

“In this case, by taking a six-hour closure, we’re bringing a lot more crews here. About 300 personnel and community service workers, we’re able to really maximize on one closure and get the most out of it,” Chandler told CBS2’s Art Barron.

The “swarm maintenance” project is expected to save taxpayers $150,000.

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