Apparently plenty of motorists were not aware or had forgot that the southbound Arroyo Seco Parkway (110 Pasadena Freeway) in Highland Park would be closed this weekend from York Boulevard to Avenue 52 as part of a Caltrans construction project. Martha Benedict took these photos Saturday afternoon looking south from the Arroyo Drive overpass.
“Everyone going south had to be shunted off at York Boulevard. The traffic jam extended as far as the eye could see in both directions. There was no movement when I was taking pictures. When I came through later, the onramp at Orange Grove was closed. Perhaps they’ll think of doing that sooner in the day tomorrow.”
This weekend’s closures, which will end at 5 A.M. on Monday, also includes the connection from the northbound 5 Freeway to the northbound Arroyo Seco Parkway. Southbound sections of the freeway will be closed every other weekend through early next year.
Photos by Martha Benedict