By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Both directions of Highway 101 will close starting Friday, Oct. 22 at 10 p.m because of construction on the 6th Street Bridge. 

The closure stretches 2 1/2 miles of the 101 beginning at the 101 and 10 splits and ending east of downtown at the I-5, I-10 and 101 interchanges. 

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Motorists can use the 60 freeway as an alternate route. 

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The 101 will reopen on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. 

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Another closure is planned for Nov. 4 and Nov. 6.