Newsom, joined by road crews, Caltrans officials and Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass made the announcement Thursday, marking remarkable progress compared to just two days ago when the California Governor previously predicted that it would take three to five weeks for the roads to reopen.
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On Saturday, Nov. 18, officials announced that repairs are still on track to reopen the interchange by Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Officials also confirmed Saturday that all five lanes in both directions will be reopened, but the westbound I-10 Alameda St. off-ramp will remain closed.
Over 250 people have been working to ensure this outcome, according to officials.
Should the roads reopen next week, it would be an example of a remarkable turnaround considering the 10 Freeway went up in flames on Saturday, Nov. 11.