Bridge demolition will close 101 Freeway for 40 hours in February
The 101 Freeway through downtown Los Angeles will be closed for two days at the beginning of February as construction crews demolish a portion of the 6th Street Viaduct, officials said Friday.
A chemical reaction inside the iconic 84-year-old bridge is causing it to slowly crumble, and crews have been working for months to begin the demolition process.
The closure is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Feb. 5 and is expected to last about 40 hours.
The freeway will be closed from the interchange with the 10 Freeway, near Union Station, to the interchange with the 5 Freeway south of downtown. The onramp to the 101 from the westbound lanes of the 60 Freeway will also be closed.
Construction on a $449-million replacement for the 6th Street Viaduct is expected to last until 2019.
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