Pomona (60) Freeway opens to traffic; partial closures Sunday to Tuesday

UPDATE: (Monday, Dec. 19) For information: Caltrans District 7 website or the District 7 blog. The latest traffic information can be obtained on the Caltrans website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/ by accessing the Quickmaps feature.

 All lanes of the Pomona (60) Freeway were reopened to traffic today. Westbound lanes were opened at 11:05 a.m., and eastbound lanes were reopened at 3:15 p.m., according to a news advisory issued by Caltrans. Partial late night closures on Sunday to Tuesday will be necessary to complete the demolition of a section of the Paramount Boulevard bridge that remains over the westbound lanes. Earlier in the day, Caltrans officials had said both directions would not reopen until Sunday evening.

See previous posts for transit options and the detour map.
Here’s the news release issued by Caltrans:

Update on SR-60 Reopening and Bridge Demolition

Montebello — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
opened the westbound Pomona Freeway (SR-60) at approximately 11:15
a.m.  Eastbound SR-60 open at 3:15 p.m. today.

The demolition of the remaining bridge section above westbound SR-60
will occur between 11 p.m and 5 a.m. from Sunday, December 18 to
Tuesday, December 20.  Up to two lanes of the eastbound SR-60 will be
closed and the westbound SR-60 will be entirely closed between I-605
and Garfield for this operation.

2 replies

  1. The overpass supposedly carried fiber optic cables. What is the status of that, and, if impacted… What is the effect?

    • Hi Tom: Caltrans news advisory (see previous post) reported on the demolition of the overpass in regard to the communication cables: “A utility bridge (steel beam) to support the communication lines was put in place last night. The bridge above eastbound SR-60 has been completely demolished. Removal of the dirt pad below and clean up is underway so that crews can assess the pavement below the bridge. Any sections of pavement that are badly damaged will be replaced. Work is still ongoing to remove the sidewalk on the bridge to expose the communication lines that need to be placed onto the utility bridge in advance of demolition of the westbound bridge.” Partial late night closures begin Sunday at 11 p.m. to complete the demolition of that section, Caltrans officials said.