In this Caltrans News Flash, you’ll see busy maintenance crews sprucing up a section of US 101 near downtown Los Angeles. They’re taking advantage of a freeway that is closed due to the demolition of the iconic 6th Street Bridge, a structure frequently seen in many movies and music videos.
Join spokesperson Lauren Wonder as she shows you what it’s like to clear vegetation, patch the road, replace signs, stripe lanes and remove trash and graffiti – all without traffic whizzing by. She talks with a maintenance employee who gives you a personal view on what it’s like to work in these conditions. These kinds of “maintenance swarm” efforts are being conducted whenever an opportunity presents itself, and ultimately save taxpayers’ money and time while making it safer for maintenance crews. That’s a win-win.
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