Work begins to remove aging bridge over 101; freeway to close Saturday night thru Sunday morning – Daily News


Caltrans crews worked overnight Friday evening and on into Saturday, launching the removal of a pedestrian walkway over the 101 freeway in the San Fernando Valley.

The 101 Freeway is set to be closed between White Oak Avenue and Balboa Boulevard from 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 until 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, after years of planning to demolish an aging pedestrian bridge that crosses the 101 on Encino Avenue.

Caltrans workers are permanently removing the elevated walkway over the freeway at Encino Avenue to eliminate its uneven, nonstandard vertical clearance which made passage for larger vehicles dicey on occasion. .

Crews worked on demolishing the aging pedestrian bridge from alongside the freeway starting Friday. Workers used heavy equipment to pull down large slabs of concrete and metal as evening fell Friday, with the big job awaiting come Saturday night.

The following ramps were set to be closed overnight:

— Reseda Boulevard on-ramp to southbound 101;

— White Oak Avenue on-ramp to southbound 101;

— Balboa Boulevard on-ramp to northbound 101;

— On-ramp from Haskell Avenue to northbound 101;

— Connector from southbound 405 Freeway to northbound 101; and

— Connector from northbound 405 Freeway to northbound 101.




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