California governor says scorched LA highway will reopen by next week

Mile-long stretch of I-10 was burned in a fire near downtown, shutting it down and displacing a homeless encampment

Repairs to an elevated Los Angeles freeway closed because of an arson fire are moving faster than expected and lanes are scheduled to reopen by next Tuesday, California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, said on Thursday.

Earlier this week officials said it could take crews between three and five weeks to shore up the mile-long stretch of Interstate 10 near downtown after a blaze last Saturday burned about 100 support columns.

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