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Weekend Traffic: Orange County/Long Beach to see closure on major freeway (updated)

Portions of the 405 freeway will be closed this weekend. This map shows the closures and available detours.
Portions of the 405 freeway will be closed this weekend. This map shows the closures and available detours.
Orange County Transportation Authority

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20-hour closure on the 405 

You probably already know that this weekend's commute might come with a bit of a headache on the 405. Crews are scheduled to demolish a bridge that once connected the 405 south to the 22 Freeway. That means portions of the 405 will be closed off to commuters beginning Saturday at 9 p.m., and last until Sunday at 5 p.m. But, what exactly will you need to avoid?

  • Northbound 405 will be closed at Valley View Street
  • Southbound 405 will be closed from the 605 to the eastbound 22 connector (near Valley View Street)
  • 7th Street/Eastbound 22 will be closed at the southbound 405  freeway junction (near Studebaker Road)

Orange County Transportation Authority, which is overseeing the project, has provided plenty of detours for commuters who need to cross the Orange Curtain. 

243 Freeway reopened

Crews have reopened the 243 highway south of Banning after repairing the guardrail that was damaged in the Silver Fire.

Work will resume Monday, limiting traffic in the area. Caltrans is set to release more information regarding its work schedule on Monday. 

5 Freeway in Arleta to close

Valley commuters: Caltrans will close all southbound 5 lanes between Osborne and Sheldon/Arleta streets on Aug. 18  from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. and again on Aug. 19 during the same time period. 

And it's not just the freeway that's closing:

Closed Ramps on I-5

  • Eastbound Osborne Street on-ramp to southbound I-5
  • Westbound Osborne Street on-ramp to southbound I-5
  • Terra Bella Street on-ramp to southbound I-5

I-5's Closed Connectors

  • Eastbound SR-118 to southbound I-5
  • Westbound SR-118 to southbound I-5

And... Here are some more confirmed closures this weekend. 

I-405
I-5
I-605
I-10
I-710
US-101
SR-2
SR-14
SR-22
SR-39
SR-41
SR-47
SR-57
Other Closures
Bike Route Alerts
Metro & Metrolink Alerts
Checkpoints

Next Week: Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus schedule to change Aug. 25  and 26.