Sections of 101 Freeway to close Saturday for repairs as part of wildlife crossing project

City News Service
Saturday, April 1, 2023
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AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (CNS) -- Some lanes on the 101 Freeway near Liberty Canyon Road will be closed in both directions Saturday evening through Sunday morning while Caltrans crews complete several pavement repair projects.

The closures begin at 7 p.m. Saturday and will also include on-ramps.

The work is part of ongoing construction on the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will provide a bridge spanning the Ventura Freeway and Agoura Road. Caltrans says it will be the largest wildlife crossing of its type in the world.

Detours will be provided as necessary and the schedule is subject to change, depending on the weather or other unforeseen factors.

Here is the schedule:

Northbound Lanes

-- 7 p.m. - Liberty Canyon on-ramp closed.

P-22, the late, beloved and resilient L.A. mountain lion who famously crossed two major freeways and became known as "The Hollywood Cat," was honored with a sold-out celebration of his life at the Greek Theatre.

-- 7 p.m. - One northbound lane closed.

-- 8 p.m. - Two northbound lanes closed.

-- 11:59 p.m. - Three northbound lanes closed, leaving one lane open for traffic.

-- Two northbound lanes may remain closed until 6 a.m. Sunday.

Southbound Lanes

-- 7 p.m. - Liberty Canyon off-ramp closed.

-- 8 p.m. - One southbound lane closed.

-- 10 p.m. - Two southbound lanes closed.

-- 11 p.m. - Three southbound lanes may be closed, leaving one lane open for traffic.

-- Two southbound lanes may remain closed until 7 a.m. Sunday.

All lanes are expected to re-open by 8 a.m. Sunday.

Motorists can check current highway closures at or using the QuickMap app.

Updates will also be posted on Twitter.

More information about the wildlife crossing is available at

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