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Pavement and Slab Replacement Project on the Foothill Freeway (I-210)

Long-Term Ramp Closure Notice 05/12/2017

Caltrans Construction Notice 05/12/2017

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project is located in Los Angeles County in the Cities of La Crescenta Montrose, La Cañada-Flintridge, Glendale and Pasadena from Dunsmore Ave. undercrossing to North Los Robles Avenue overcrossing. The project rehabilitates pavement, replaces the median barrier, upgrades overhead sign structures and lighting at three tunnels at the interchange of I-210 and SR-134, and installs a high friction surface to improve stopping and traction within the tunnels.

Project Fact Sheet - Updated April, 2017

Bypass Lane Q&A - NEW May, 2017


STATUS OF CONTRACT COSTS

Project Capital Costs

 

Contract Amount

$105,495,000

Contractor Paid to Date

$ 67,201,000

% Work Completion

59%

% Time Completion

62%

Construction start date

Spring 2015

Estimated Completion Date

Summer 2018

 

CURRENT WORK IN PROGRESS (temporary traffic conditions) - Updated April, 2017

The work involves replacing concrete pavement on outside lanes from SR-2 to Dunsmore Avenue.

  • Beginning April 17, 2017 one lane of eastbound I-210 between Ocean View Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue will be closed as crews work to replace damaged pavement along the freeway.
  • Beginning May 1, 2017 the long-term closure of the eastbound I-210 Berkshire Place on-ramp and Arroyo Boulevard off-ramp will be in effect. The ramps will remain closed through June, 2017 as crews work to construct new pavement across the ramps and replace guardrail.
  • The westbound Ocean View Boulevard on-ramp and La Crescenta Avenue off-ramp have been closed for long-term closures that will be in effect through June, 2017.
  • The eastbound traffic shift (lane reduction from Lowell Avenue to SR-2) began October 18, 2016 and was reopened to traffic March, 2017.
  • The westbound traffic shift (La Crescenta Avenue to Lowell Avenue) began January 6, 2017, the completed outer lane (#5) is now open to motorists.
  • The westbound Pennsylvanua Avenue on- and off-ramps are now open, however, intermittent closures during night time construction will continue throughout the project's duration.

Please Note: Construction activities and closures are weather-permitting and subject to change


 

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Q: What are the hours, days and times of construction activities?
A: Sunday through Friday, each night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Q: Will Caltrans close on-and off-ramps at the same time?
A: No consecutive ramps will be closed simultaneously

Q: Will this project install sound walls?
A: No. This is a paving and rehabilitation project. Since the passage of Senate Bill 45, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is now the agency responsible for noise abatement inquiries and sound wall projects within Los Angeles County. For further assistance, please contact Benkin Jong, Sound Wall Program Manager at (213) 922-3053 or email at jongB@metro.net

Q: How many lanes will this project replace?
A: Numbers three and four lanes and shoulders will be replaced with Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement (JPCP) and Precast Jointed Plane Concrete Pavement (PJCP) at the ramp crossings and on-ramp connectors. The distressed slabs in the numbers one and two lanes will be replaced with Individual Precast Slabs (IPS.) All lanes will be smoothed to improve ride quality.

Q: Does the project involve landscaping?
A: A minimum amount of landscaping using drought tolerant foliage will be done when feasible due to the current drought restrictions within California.

Q: Are you updating the drainage system?
A: Yes, we are installing a new drainage system. The upgrades will meet current Caltrans regulations.

Q: What is that large metal structure located at the SR-710 terminus in Pasadena?
A: It’s a concrete plant, also known as a batch plant or batching plant.

Q: What is the function of the batch plant?
A: The batch plant combines various ingredients such as water, rock, cement and sand to produce concrete. The concrete was used to construct the inside median shoulder along I-210.

Q: What are the hours of operation for the batch plant?
A: Hours will vary depending on construction activities.

Q: What are the hours, days and times of construction activities?
A: Sunday through Friday, each night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Q: What are the expected impacts?
A: Residents and local businesses nearest the freeway may notice noise, vibrations and dust associated with the batching operation. Caltrans will make every effort to mitigate noise associated with construction activities by installing a noise reduction barrier around the plant location. Noise levels will not exceed state, federal and city regulations. Water trucks will be used to minimize dust during working hours.

Q: How long will the batch plant be in use at this location?
A: The plant will be in use through mid- to late September and will resume operations in late fall/early winter 2015.

Q: Where did that large pile of concrete come from?
A: The concrete was removed from the existing structures, barriers and pavement. In keeping with our efforts to enhance the environmental sustainability, it will be recycled and used for new concrete for this and other construction projects.

Q: Is this work part of the proposed SR-710 extension?
A: No, the work at the SR-710 terminus is part of the I-210 paving and rehabilitation project between the Dunsmore Avenue undercrossing in La Crescenta-Montrose and the North Los Robles overcrossing in Pasadena. Caltrans, in cooperation with Metro, is considering five alternatives to address SR-710 congestion and mobility constraints. No decisions have been made on any proposed alternative.

Q: What is the function of the concrete/rock crusher?
A: Equipment designed to reduce large pieces of concrete and rock into smaller pieces and gravel.

Q: What will the operations occur?
A: Daily operations will start Monday, November 9 Hours and days are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work hours will vary depending on construction activities.

Q: What are the expected impacts?
A: Residents and local businesses near the freeway may notice noise, vibrations and dust associated with the batching operation. Caltrans will make every effort to mitigate noise associated with construction activities by installing a noise reduction barrier around the plant location. Noise levels will not exceed state, federal and city regulations. Water trucks will be used to minimize dust during working hours.

Q: How long will the concrete/rock crusher be in use at this location?
A: The plant will be in use through late November/early December 2015.

Q: Where did that large pile of concrete come from?
A: The concrete was removed from the existing structures, barriers and pavement. In keeping with our efforts to enhance the environmental sustainability, it will be recycled and used as new concrete in this and other construction projects.

Q: Is this work part of the proposed SR-710 extension?
A: No, the work at the SR-710 terminus is part of the I-210 paving and rehabilitation project between the Dunsmore Avenue undercrossing in La Crescenta-Montrose and the North Los Robles overcrossing in Pasadena. Caltrans, in cooperation with Metro, is considering five alternatives to address SR-710 congestion and mobility constraints. No decisions have been made on any proposed alternative.

Batch Plant

Batch Plant operations - 09/21/15 Click on images to enlarge.

Batch Plant.

Loading various ingredients to make concrete.

Loading rock, cement and sand to produce concrete.

Paving machine dispensing newly made concrete.

Worker operating paving machine.

Workers pouring and smoothing concrete for the median barrier.

Workers smoothing newly poured concrete for the median barrier.
 

Batch Plant

 

For more information:

Karina Vargas
Public Affairs
Karina.Vargas@dot.ca.gov
(213) 897-7602


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