All northbound lanes of the 710 Freeway in East Los Angeles will be closed for nine weekends in a row beginning Friday night.
The closure — from the 5 Freeway interchange a little less than a 1 1/2 miles north to the interchange with the 60 Freeway — is needed for a $120 million ongoing pavement replacement project, according to Caltrans.
The closure will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, with lanes reopening 4 a.m. Monday. Work will take place every weekend through Dec. 16 to 19.
The northbound connection from the 710 to the northbound 5 Freeway will remain open.
Motorists are being advised to avoid the area and use the 110 and 605 freeways as alternate routes.
Huge concrete panels are being installed in lanes — about 90 panels each weekend ranging from 14 to 47 feet wide.