Closures planned on 60 freeway through badlands tonight, this weekend

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MORENO VALLEY (CNS) - All of the westbound Moreno Valley (60) Freeway from just west of Beaumont to just east of Moreno Valley will be shut down Wednesday and Thursday night in preparation for a weekend-long closure of the westbound side of the freeway for construction. According to the Riverside County Transportation Commission, a roughly five-mile stretch of the westbound 60 between Jack Rabbit Trail and Gilman Springs Road, in a desolate area known as the Badlands, will be inaccessible beginning at 10 tonight, reopening at 5 a.m. Thursday. The closure will be repeated during the same hours Thursday night and Friday morning. The consecutive night closures are intended to give crews space to position equipment and begin removing boulders from hillsides along the route. Most of the remov
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