Weekend: DUI checkpoints, road closures and more

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Although the Fourth of July has already passed, there are still plenty of events and festivals in and around Los Angeles this weekend that will impact the area’s traffic.

To ease the Fourth of July weekend congestion, OCTA has temporarily postponed construction closures in Orange County. Additionally, you can expect extra police patrols this weekend to deter people from drinking and driving. 

On Saturday, the Long Beach Funk Fest will make its way to Downtown Long Beach near the intersection of Pine and Broadway at the Promenade. A Long Beach Transit spokesperson said they don't anticipate the festival having much of an impact on area traffic, but the city’s encouraging concertgoers to take Metro (even offering up to 10 percent off on festival merchandise).

Regular construction projects for the SR-57, West County Connectors, O.C. Bridges and SR-91 will resume on Monday, July 8. Check our updated post for new rider alerts and special transportation services leading up to the OC Fair July 12.

Here's a list of DUI checkpoints, construction updates, ramp closures and rider alerts expected  through the weekend: 

construction updates
  • Expo Line: National Blvd.: All lanes on Expo ROW facing National Blvd. between Palms Blvd. and Clarington Ave. will be closed 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Read More
  • Expo Line: Venice Blvd.: From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays, expect reduced lanes along Venice Blvd. and Robertson Blvd. Read More
ramp closures
  • 5: On-ramps closed to eastbound Van Nuys Blvd. to southbound 5. Off-ramps to northbound I-5 closed at westbound Terra Bella St., Van Nuys Blvd. and Branford St. Read More
  • 5: On-ramp closed at EB/WB Tuxford Street on southbound I-5 for shoulder reconstruction until the end of the year. Read More
  • 710: On-ramp closed at 710 SB at Olympic Blvd. for long-term bridge construction until 2014. Read More
  • 47: On-ramp closed at Route 47 at EB/WB New Dock St. closed for long-term bridge demolition until 2014. Read More
rider alerts
  • San Gabriel River Bike Path: Parts of the San Gabriel River Bike Path will be closed at the 210 freeway underpass for construction until July. Read More
  • Rio Hondo Bike Path: The Rio Hondo Bike Path will be closed at Washington Blvd. for construction until August. Take a detour to the west side of the trail instead. Read More
  • Coyote Creek Bike Path: Coyote Creek Bike Paths will be closed from Alondra Blvd. to Artesia Blvd. until May 2015. Read More
  • Orange County: The OCLink Pass has been discontinued and will no longer be available for purchase at Orange County Metrolink ticket vending machines or on OCTA buses. Customers can continue to purchase Metrolink weekday tickets from Metrolink ticket vending machines. Read More

Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that the DASH bus strike was ongoing. It in fact ended on July 1. Regular service has resumed. 

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