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SR 60 connector to EB I-10 to open early

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

August 25, 2010 4:29:23 PM PDT
Caltrans announced Wednesday it will open the newly built connector from eastbound State Route 60 to eastbound Interstate 10 by the end of the week.Caltrans coordinated with the contractor, Beador Construction, to speed up the construction by 58 working days. The target was to have both lanes of the structure open to traffic by the Labor Day weekend.

The connector was rebuilt as part of the I-10 Pavement Rehabilitation Project in Calimesa and Beaumont.

In addition to the new connector, this project includes repaving sections of Interstate 10 and most of the freeway ramps in Calimesa and Beaumont, widening the westbound Beaumont off-ramp, upgrading metal beam guardrail, replacing concrete median barriers with higher barriers to reduce headlight glare, lowering the existing 6th Street off-ramp to provide more clearance for tall trucks, and upgrading drainage.

The project's construction was expected to continue until early 2011.