“Carmageddon” gripped the nation in 2011 and it is poised to do it again. The reality is outside of California, few people cared about Carmageddon in 2011, but those that moved freight certainly did. The original Carmageddon closed portions of I-405 for 55 hours as the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) conducted repairs along that stretch of highway.
Now it’s back, and some are saying this version will be much worse than what occurred in 2011. CALTRANS has started the $134-million project, which will replace pavement slabs along SR 60, upgrade ADA access points and repave on- and off-ramps from Euclid Avenue in Ontario to the 60/91/215 junction in Riverside. Bridge structures along the route will also be replaced. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2021, weather permitting.
To accommodate the work, the state is shutting down State Route 60 weeknights in Ontario between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. through mid-November.
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