September 04, 2012
The California DOT is conducting a series of brief, intermittent, full freeway closures in the early morning hours on northbound and southbound Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) between Valley View Avenue and Carmenita Road through Friday, Sept. 14, from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. The work involves relocating utility lines across the freeway. Southern California Edison will perform the work, with Caltrans oversight, as part of the I-5 HOV Widening and Carmenita Road Interchange Project. California Highway Patrol will conduct traffic breaks for these full closures. Each full freeway closure - three or four per night in each direction - will last approximately 10 to 12 minutes and are scheduled to take place at hourly intervals. The nightly schedule is as follows: - Tuesday, September 11 at 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.- Wednesday, September 12 at 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.- Thursday, September 13 at 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.Northbound I-5 The traffic breaks will occur just before Valley View Avenue. Motorists have the option to exit at Valley View Avenue and re-enter northbound I-5 at the Rosecrans Avenue on-ramp. Closed Ramps: Northbound I-5 on-ramp at Alondra Boulevard will be closed at all times. Northbound I-5 on-ramp at Valley View Ave. will be closed intermittently to coincide with mainline closures. Southbound I-5The traffic breaks will occur just before Carmenita Road. Motorists have the option to exit at Carmenita Road and re-enter the southbound I-5 on-ramp at the Valley View Avenue. Closed Ramps: The southbound I-5 on-ramp at Carmenita Road will be closed at all times. The closures are weather-permitting and are subject to cancellation. uggested detours will be posted.The I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects will construct one carpool and one general purpose lane in each direction, realign and upgrade adjacent frontage roads, and reconstruct bridges from the Los Angeles/Orange County line to Interstate 605. Two projects are currently in construction: Carmenita Road Interchange ($380 million), and the Alondra Boulevard Bridge ($110 million). By 2013, six corridor-widening projects will be in construction simultaneously. Information about the I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects is available from the toll-free I-5 Hotline 855-454-6335 or www.I-5info.com.