$298 million announced to rehabilitate 605 Freeway in SoCal

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California Construction News staff writer

Projects worth more than $298 million have been approved to rehabilitate the 605 Freeway will span about 200 lane miles from the San Gabriel Valley to Long Beach.

Construction is expected to extend the pavement’s lifetime up to 40 years, reduce repairs, provide a smoother ride and create a safer environment for Caltrans workers by reducing the frequency and duration of pavement maintenance.

The following construction is scheduled:

Katella Avenue in Los Alamitos/Long Beach to Telegraph Road in Santa Fe Springs

  • $72.7 million project to replace aging or damaged pavement and concrete including 96 lane miles of repaved roadway, upgraded pedestrian curb ramps, new road signage, freshly painted highway dividing lines, and application of a safety-enhancing anti-skid treatment to ramps and connectors.
  • Construction to start this fall and be completed by early 2028.

I-10 to the I-605 terminus north of I-210

  • $24.5 million project includes pavement and concrete rehabilitation, new pedestrian signals and upgrades to six traffic lights.
  • Construction will include eight new maintenance vehicle turnouts, more than 12,000 feet of new guardrail, and the replacement of 27 overhead highway signs.
  • Work to begin this fall and be completed in Fall 2026.

Telegraph Road in Santa Fe Springs to I-10

  • $201.1 million project includes pavement and concrete rehabilitation and construction of 93 lane miles of new pavement, upgrading more than 16,000 feet of aging or damaged guardrail, and replacing 16 overhead highway signs.
  • Work also includes 53 acres of landscaping and stormwater improvements to help prevent trash and other pollutants from draining into the San Gabriel River.
  • Scheduled to begin Spring 2024 and be completed in early 2030.

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