Caltrans Reopens All Lanes of I-10, Weeks Ahead of Schedule
District:7 — (Los Angeles and Ventura counties)
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 fixthe10.ca.gov.
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 QuickMap. Caltrans recommends considering public transit as a commute alternative.