Caltrans Reopens All Lanes of I-10, Weeks Ahead of Schedule


District: 7 — (Los Angeles and Ventura counties)
Contact: Michael Comeaux
Phone: (213) 500-5840

Thank You, Los Angeles, for Your Patience

Los Angeles — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reopened Interstate 10 at 6:30 p.m. today, weeks earlier than the original estimate for repairs. 
Traffic is now flowing on five lanes in each direction between Alameda Street and the East Los Angeles interchange, ahead of tomorrow morning’s commute and before the Thanksgiving holiday, reducing the disruption to Los Angeles commuters. 


“What began as months has turned into days — before Angelenos hit the road on Monday, we’re opening the 10 back up. Thanks to the tireless work of Caltrans and union construction crews and with help from our partners — from the Mayor’s office to the White House — the 10’s expedited repair is proof and a point of pride that here in California, we deliver.”

Gavin Newsom, California Governor

The westbound I-10 Alameda Street off-ramp remains temporarily closed while repair work continues following a Nov. 11 fire under the elevated freeway. 

CAL FIRE believes the fire was caused by arson. Tips or leads can be sent anonymously to the CAL FIRE Arson Hotline at 1-800-468-4408 or The Office of the State Fire Marshal issued a Crime Alert Notification bulletin on Saturday with information and photos.

Today’s reopening, eight days since the fire, comes far ahead of the original project schedule and was made possible because of the around-the-clock efforts of crews and engineers on and off-site, better-than-expected structural testing results, rapid debris removal, and close coordination between state, local, and federal government officials to safely expedite repairs of a major freeway that is a critical backbone to the American and global economy.
For more about this emergency project and live construction video, visit


A photo taken on Nov 19, 2023, capturing the repairs in the final hours to Fix the I-10 before lanes reopened weeks early. Workers do a walkthrough to inspect the shoring below the freeway infrastructure.

A photo of the I-10 without any vehicles on it, just shortly before it reopened on the night of Nov 19, 2023, weeks earlier than scheduled.
Security Paving Co. of Westlake Village and Griffith Co. of Brea are the contractors working on repairs. The public should plan for intermittent lane closures on I-10 by checking the Caltrans QuickMapCaltrans recommends considering public transit as a commute alternative.