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5 Freeway closures in Orange County through weekend

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November 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A portion of northbound Interstate 5, also known as the Santa Ana Freeway, will close completely in an area of Orange County this weekend.

According to Caltrans, the extended I-5 closure will cause traffic delays of more than one hour and will happen from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday to 5 a.m. on Monday. Some closures begin even sooner.

CLOSURE DETAILS

Sat., November 16 at 12:01 a.m. to Monday, November 18 at 5 a.m. closed continuously throughout the weekend:
● One of three lanes on northbound I-5 from Valley View Avenue to Carmenita Road
● Freeway connector transition from westbound State Route 91 to northbound I-5
● Northbound I-5 on-ramp at Valley View Avenue (closure begins Friday, November 15 at 8 p.m.)

Two directional full freeway closures on northbound I-5 only from Valley View Avenue to Carmenita Road will take place overnight Saturday and Sunday.

Each full freeway closure will last from four to seven hours.
● Overnight, Saturday, November 16, 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m.
● Overnight, Monday, November 18, 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

All three southbound lanes of I-5 will remain open throughout the weekend from Carmenita Road to Valley View Avenue.

Caltrans advises drivers heading to Orange County into Los Angeles County to avoid delays by taking alternate routes.

It said traffic will be heaviest throughout the day and night on Saturday.

Electronic signs will redirect northbound I-5 traffic to State Routes 22, 57, 91 and Interstate 605, according to Caltrans.

It said during the closure workers will re-stripe and shift to the right three northbound lanes from about Valley View Avenue to Alondra Boulevard, and that one of the three lanes will be new as part of the I-5 HOV Widening Project.  

Caltrans also said a new temporary northbound I-5 on-ramp at Freeway Drive in Santa Fe Springs will open.  The structure will temporarily replace the northbound I-5 on-ramp at Alondra that closed in June 2013, prior to the demolition of the Alondra Boulevard Bridge.

A new signalized intersection at Alondra and Freeway Drive in Santa Fe Springs will be fully operational, it said.

Alondra remains closed from Freeway to Marquardt Avenue during reconstruction of the new bridge, which is scheduled to reopen in fall 2014.

The ongoing construction on I-5 from the Orange County line to I-605 is part of the $1.6 billion I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects to widen the freeway by adding one general purpose lane and one HOV (carpool) lane in both directions from the Los Angeles County/Orange County line to I-605.

The projects are overseen by Caltrans and funding is administered by Metro.

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