Full closures of a stretch of the southbound Long Beach (710) Freeway were set to begin Friday in the East Los Angeles, Commerce and Vernon areas to accommodate a pavement rehabilitation and bridge widening project.

Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday and lasting through 5 a.m. Saturday, all southbound lanes of the freeway will be closed from Bandini Boulevard to Slauson Avenue, according to Caltrans.

In addition, the connector from the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway to the southbound Long Beach Freeway will also be closed, as will the southbound Washington Boulevard on-ramp and the Bandini Boulevard/Atlantic Boulevard on-ramp.

Between 5 a.m. Saturday and 11 p.m. Sunday, two lanes of the southbound Long Beach Freeway will be closed between Bandini Boulevard and Slauson Avenue. The southbound Washington Boulevard on-ramp and the Bandini Boulevard/Atlantic Boulevard on-ramp will also be closed during those hours.

The full southbound and ramp closures will repeat between 11 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday, according to Caltrans.

All times are approximate as closures may start and end later than scheduled. The closures are also subject to change depending on weather conditions.

The closures are part of a $150.7 million pavement rehabilitation and bridge widening project that stretches 3.7 miles from Bell to East Los Angeles, according to Caltrans.

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