All Northbound Lanes of the 710 Freeway to Be Closed in East L.A. for 9 Weekends

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All northbound lanes of the 710 Freeway in East Los Angeles will be closed for nine weekends in a row beginning Friday night.

Part of the 710 Freeway where northbound lanes are expected to be shut down for nine weekends is shown on Sept. 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Part of the 710 Freeway where northbound lanes are expected to be shut down for nine weekends is shown on Sept. 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

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.

A Caltrans map shows the area affected by northbound 710 Freeway weekend closures in fall 2016.

A Caltrans map shows the area affected by northbound 710 Freeway weekend closures in fall 2016.