For Pavement Rehabilitation
Pasadena and La Cañada Flintridge – Beginning the week of September 11, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will make temporary changes along westbound Foothill Freeway (I-210) from Lincoln Avenue to Foothill Boulevard. Construction crews will restripe and shift lanes towards the median.
Both eastbound and westbound inner shoulders will be used as traffic lanes. The eastbound inner shoulder will become a temporary bypass lane for westbound traffic. A concrete barrier will separate the eastbound traffic and the westbound bypass lane for the safety of motorists. Two outer lanes on westbound I-210 will close as crews begin to replace the pavement along the freeway. The bypass lane allows all traffic lanes on westbound I-210 to remain open while work is underway, which will be in effect through spring 2018.
The Foothill Freeway is a major thoroughfare, serving commuters between Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. As a result of heavy use, the road needs to be replaced with new pavement. The temporary traffic lane shift and closures are part of a $148.5 million pavement rehabilitation project on I-210. Once the project is completed in 2018, the new surface will provide a smoother drive for motorists, reduce time required for maintenance, and minimize the need for further lane closures. Motorists are advised to “Be Work Zone Alert.”