All lanes of U.S. 101 in the Millbrae/Burlingame area will be closed for seven hours starting Sunday night (Aug. 30) for an emergency repair project, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The closure will start at 9 p.m. and last until 4 a.m. Monday on southbound 101 from Millbrae Avenue in Millbrae and to East Poplar Avenue in San Mateo and on northbound Highway 101 from Anza Boulevard to Broadway in Burlingame, the CHP says.
Workers will be erecting a temporary electric transmission tower and will restring power lines. A crane being used on an overcrossing replacement project at Broadway struck a transmission tower at about 9:30 p.m. Friday causing live power lines to fall across all lanes of the freeway.
It took special equipment to shut down power and clear the lines from the highway. U.S. 101 was closed in both directions until about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Highway officials said an alternate route for northbound motorists during the upcoming closure is westbound state Highway 92 to northbound Interstate 280 to eastbound Interstate 380 to U.S. 101.
The officials suggest southbound drivers take westbound I-380 to southbound I-280 to eastbound Highway 92 to U.S. 101.
U.S. 101 may close again in the future to allow workers to move the power lines from the temporary tower to a permanent tower, CHP officials said. The Broadway overcrossing and the Broadway on- and off-ramps to U.S. 101 will stay closed until Monday as PG&E crews make repairs.