All lanes in a nearly two-mile stretch of Interstate 10 will be closed until further notice, Caltrans, the state’s transportation department, confirmed on Sunday.
The section is what one official called one of the “largest arteries” going in and out of downtown Los Angeles, just west of the East Los Angeles Interchange, where several freeways come together.
About 300,000 vehicles use the freeway for daily commuting between Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif., Gov.
And it is a major conduit connecting Southern California ports to the rest of the country, carrying about 20,000 trucks daily.
While Interstate 10 remains closed between Alameda Street and Santa Fe Avenue, officials said that people planning to travel to and from downtown Los Angeles should plan for delays and check for alternative routes.
Caltrans, East Los Angeles
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