Highway 101 through downtown LA will be closed for 24 hours from 10 p.m

A section of 2½ miles of the 101 Freeway through downtown Los Angeles will be closed for 24 hours from Saturday night through Sunday night due to roadworks.

The closure of the 101 between the 10 Freeway and the 60 Freeway will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday and last until 10 p.m. Sunday, the city’s bureau of Engineering said in a press release.

The closure is intended to allow for median recovery and road reconstruction to the freeway under the 6th Street Overpass, the press release said. The California Department of Transportation will also conduct plate replacement work, officials said.

Motorists traveling north on the 5 Freeway from the Orange County area, or west on the 60 from the Pomona area, toward Junction 5/10/101 east of downtown LA, will be advised to take the 710 northbound freeway to the 10 westbound, or the 10 freeway to the northbound 110.

Motorists traveling south from the San Fernando Valley area toward the 10/101 fork are advised to take Highway 110 south to 10 east, or 10 east to 710 highway south.

A map with the closure and diversion routes is online.

The 6th Street Viaduct is being rebuilt to replace the original structure, which was built in 1932 and is seismically flawed, authorities say. The new $588 million bridge will reconnect downtown Arts District and historic Boyle Heights. According to the press release, it will be delivered this summer.

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