Highway 101 to close at 10 p.m. for repairs

In this Wednesday, May 20, 2015 photo, traffic slowly moves along the 101 Freeway during afternoon rush hour in Los Angeles. Traffic congestion is projected to become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around. The possible solutions are many, but none is easy or cheap. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

BURLINGAME (KRON/BCN) Update 11:45am Highway 101 in Burlingame will close tonight at 10 pm so crews can make additional repairs to the power lines.

From Caltrans

Burlingame, San Mateo County – Both directions of US 101 in Burlingame from Anza Boulevard to Broadway will close from tonight Sunday August 30 at 10:00 PM to Monday August 31 at 4:00 AM to restring the overhead high tension power cables onto the temporary overhead high voltage tower.  Preparation for the closure will begin at 9:00 PM.  Expect delays and use alternate routes.  The freeway will be closed at 10:00 PM.

The Broadway pedestrian overcrossing will close from tonight Sunday August 30 at 10:00 PM to Monday August 31 at 4:00 AM.  The Broadway bridge overcrossing will remain closed until Monday August 31 at 12:00 PM noon.

 The Northbound and Southbound US 101 Broadway off-ramps are closed and will remain closed until Monday August 31 at 12:00 PM noon.

 Travelers should expect delays and plan ahead.  CHP and traffic signage will direct travelers to alternate routes.

 At approximately 9:30 PM Friday August 28, 2015, a Caltrans contractor working on the 101 Broadway Interchange Project struck a high voltage tower causing live high-tension PG&E electric powerlines to fall across US 101 in Burlingame.  Southbound US 101 in Burlingame opened to traffic at 2:30 PM, Saturday August 28, 2015.  Northbound US 101 in Burlingame opened to traffic at 3:48 PM.  All Northbound US 101 in Burlingame lanes are open.  Caltrans worked with PG&E, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and local police to detour traffic during the Saturday August 29 closure in Burlingame.

Motorists are advised to check 511.org for current traffic conditions.

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All lanes of northbound state Highway 101 in Burlingame have reopened this afternoon after a crash Friday night caused power lines to fall
in the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The lanes reopened at 4:20 p.m., according to the CHP. But the on- and off-ramps at Anza Boulevard and Broadway remain closed and there is no estimated time for the lanes to reopen, CHP officialssaid.

Southbound lanes reopened at 2:34 p.m., according to the CHP.Power lines fell into the highway at about 9:30 p.m. Friday after a construction crane crashed into transmission tower, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.
Construction workers were using the crane to work on a new vehicle overcrossing at Broadway, Montiel said.

High voltage lines covered both north- and southbound lanes and

PG&E crews have been working on the damaged tower.

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