The Arroyo Seco Parkway, with its narrow lanes, sharp bends, and hair-raising on and off ramps, is one of the most difficult freeways to drive. Readers should be especially careful not to be distracted on this freeway, especially during April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Texting while driving is illegal, as is anything that causes a driver to be distracted while on the roadways. State and local law enforcement agencies have declared April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and will be cracking down on texting, hand-held cell phone use, and other behaviors that cause drivers to pay less attention to the road than they should.
Distracted driving is one of the top three factors that lead to fatal and serious injuries in crashes. The other two are speeding and alcohol use. The fine for the first violation of either the hands-free or no texting law is a minimum of $159. Subsequent tickets cost $279.
Below are the closures for April 15-22 on SR 110, the Arroyo Seco Parkway/Pasadena Freeway.
The freeway is scheduled to be open over the weekend, from Friday morning after 7 a.m. to Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Readers will need to detour around overnight closures on the upcoming weeknights. Please be aware that the streets on either side of the Pasadena Freeway can be dark at night and confusing at any time. Drivers are advised to map their detours before starting out and have an alternate route prepared.
It may be better to go the long way around and stay on the freeways.
From downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena take this route:
- Harbor Freeway I 110 north to
- Golden State Freeway I 5 north to
- Glendale Freeway SR 2 north to
- Foothill Freeway I 210 east
From Pasadena to Los Angeles, reverse the route:
- Foothill Freeway I 210 west to
- Glendale Freeway SR 2 south to
- Golden State Freeway I 5 south to
- Harbor Freeway 110 south.
The Caltrans website reports the following closures on the Arroyo Seco Parkway through April 16. The times represent the outside parameters of the closures; some of the lanes close later than indicated or reopen earlier. Freeways are numbered from the center outwards, so the #1 lane is closest to the center divider. Higher numbers are closer to the right side of the roadway.
State Route 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway closures through April 22
Golden State Freeway to Bridewell St., all lanes: 9 p.m.-7 a.m. April 17-22
Bridewell St. to Glenarm St., all lanes: 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. April 17-22
Note: Lane 2 will be open until 10 p.m. on April 17 and 11 p.m. through April 18-22
Northbound off ramps
Via Marisol & Bridewell St.: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. April 17-22
Orange Grove Ave.: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. April 17-22
Glenarm St. to the Golden State, all lanes: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. April 17-22
Note: Lane 2 will be open until 10 p.m. between York Blvd./Pasadena Rd. and the Golden State Freeway
Avenue 57 & Orange Grove Ave. off ramps: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. April 17-22
Orange Grove Ave. on ramp: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. April 17-18 and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. April 18-22
Disclaimer:Information is provided by Caltrans. Readers can check for updates for the 110 or other freeways on the Caltrans website.
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