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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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.