Aerial view of Interstate-210 in Pasadena, near Los Angeles, California

Is the 210 Freeway Slowing Your Commute? This Project Could Be Why

Interstate 210 (I-210) runs along the vast mountain range in the Angeles National Forest. The 210 freeway meets the I-5 in the northern region of the San Fernando Valley, in Sylmar, and extends to Redlands in San Bernadino where it meets the I-10.

This freeway is a critical component of many Angelinos’ daily commutes, so construction on this road can be particularly disruptive to the flow of traffic.

The Interstate 210 Pavement Project aims to replace the pavement on certain sections of the freeway in order to provide a minimum service life of 40 years. Read on to learn more about this project.

The Interstate 210 Pavement Project

The Interstate 210 Pavement Project targets the freeway in Los Angeles County from Wheatland Avenue in Lake View Terrace to Interstate 5 in Sylmar.

This critical project will replace the pavement on 52 lanes miles of I-210 roadway from State Route Wheatland Avenue to Interstate 5. In addition to the primary roadways, the on and off-ramps, connectors, and adjacent shoulders will also receive rehabilitation.

Similarly, the following features will receive a much-needed upgrade:

  • Overhead sign structures
  • Traffic loop detectors
  • Center median barrier
  • Guardrail system

The lighting system and traffic signals on the freeway at on and off-ramps will also receive improvements.

The current curb ramps will receive upgrades in the areas that need them in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Stormwater treatment devices will be implemented in an effort to eliminate trash from the stormwater drain systems around Los Angeles.

The length of the project will extend for 9.7 miles and is expected to provide a smoother ride for motorists. Work began on the interstate in summer 2020 and is anticipated to continue until winter of 2023/2024.

Communities that are impacted by the project include:

  • San Fernando
  • Lake View Terrace
  • Sylmar
  • Los Angeles County

Critical Details About the Project

As a motorist there are some critical details about the project you should be aware of, including:

  • A 55-mile-per-hour speed limit will be enforced (traffic fines double in road work zones).
  • You can follow detour routes and receive full road closure notifications via social media:
    • Twitter:
    • Facebook: @CaltransD7
    • Instagram: caltransdistrict7
  • If you have any noise complaints about the project, you must address them to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).

Why Road Work Matters to Angelinos

Road work is a critical part of maintaining the streets around Los Angeles. Safety is of the utmost importance, which is why it is so vital the city’s roadways are in proper condition.

Unfortunately, crumbling pavement can easily cause you to lose control and can ultimately lead to collisions.

Similarly, improving median barriers and guardrails will help improve overall traffic safety.

In addition, it is critical the traffic control signal devices are in good working order, so you are protected while driving, walking, riding a bicycle, or doing anything else that requires the use of the city’s roadways.

Our Team Can Help Those Who’ve Been Hurt in Car Accidents

If you have sustained injuries or someone you love has lost their life as a result of a car accident due to road work or for any other reason that is the fault of another, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses.

Our team at Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation is highly skilled in car accident personal injury law and has helped many others in similar situations recover the compensation they deserved for their damages. We will do everything we possibly can to fight for justice on your behalf too.

Don’t delay—reach out to our office right away to learn more about the legal process and what we can do to help with your case.

Contact our office today by calling (310) 683-2300 or filling out the online contact form to discuss the details of your case and learn more about how we can help you.