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

Bridge Bash - 405 Closure

Orange County Transportation Authority

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

Bridge Bash - 405 Closure

Orange County Transportation Authority

OCTA has completed work on a new southbound I-405 connector to the eastbound SR-22 freeway. Construction crews are scheduled to demolish the old connector on Saturday.


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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
  • Ramp Closure at Sunset Boulevard: Northbound 405 Sunset Boulevard off-ramp will close for three months starting Aug. 3. The on-ramp from Sunset Boulevard to the north 405 will be closed every night through Aug. 23 from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Read More
  • Freeway Closure: Full southbound freeway closure from Valley Vista to Skirball, from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. Aug. 17 Read More
  • Freeway Closure: The 405 south will be closed nightly from Studebaker Road to Bolsa Chica Road 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Surrounding ramps will also be closed. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Seal Beach: The 405 north on-ramp at Seal Beach Boulevard will be closed nightly 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Friday. Read More
  • Connector Closure: The connector between the 605 south and the 405 south will be closed nightly from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. through Friday. Read More
  • Connector Closure: The 101 connector ramps will be closed to southbound 405 on Aug. 17. Read More
I-5
  • Ramp Closure at Gorman Road: The Gorman Road off-ramp from the 5 south will be closed until Aug. 20 for pavement work. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Alondra Boulevard: Northbound 5 on-ramp closed at Alondra Blvd. for bridge demolition. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Quail Lake Road: The on and off-ramps for Quail Lake Road on the northbound 5 will be close Thursday and are expected to reopen Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. Detour will be posted. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at EB/WB Tuxford Street: On-ramp closed at EB/WB Tuxford Street on southbound I-5 for shoulder reconstruction until the end of the year. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Frazier Mountain Park: The southbound I-5 Frazier Mountain Park Road on-ramp will be closed through Aug. 29. A detour will be posted. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Pioneer Boulevard: The southbound I-5 off-ramp at Pioneer Boulevard/Imperial Highway will be permanently closed through April 2014. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Calgrove Blvd.: The Calgrove Blvd. off-ramp from the 5 south will be closed every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Aug. 17. Read More
  • Connector Closure: The freeway connector from the 5 to northbound 14 will be closed every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Aug. 17. Read More
I-605
  • Connector Closure: The connector between the 605 south and the 405 south will be closed nightly from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. through Friday. Read More
  • Connector Closure: The 7th Street/eastbound 22 connector to the northbound 605 Freeway will be closed for approximately 24 hours, from 10 p.m. Thursday, August 15 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 16. Read More
I-10
  • Ramp Closure at EB Bess Ave./Frazier St.: The Bess Avenue/Frazier Street off-ramp from the 10 east will be closed until Aug. 24 for bridge work. Read More
I-710
  • Ramp Closure at Olympic Boulevard: On-ramp closed at 710 SB at Olympic Blvd. for long-term bridge construction until 2014. Read More
US-101
  • Connector Closure: The 101 connector ramps will be closed to southbound 405 on Aug. 17. Read More
  • Connector Closure: The northbound 101 connector to the north- and southbound 41 freeway in Atascadero will be closed Friday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. due to a special event. A detour is avaiable. Read More
SR-2
  • Construction Update: The eastbound 2 connector to the northbound 5 freeway is closed due to emergency repairs for damages sustained by a fiery tanker crash July 13. Read More
SR-14
  • Connector Closure: The freeway connector from the 5 to northbound 14 will be closed every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Aug. 17. Read More
SR-22
  • Freeway Closure: The westbound 22 Freeway will be closed nightly at Valley View Street from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Friday. Read More
SR-39
  • Lane Closure: Lane closures at Crystal Lake Road on Northbound/Southbound 39 for permanent road closure of highway. Read More
SR-41
  • Connector Closure: The northbound 101 connector to the north- and southbound 41 freeway in Atascadero will be closed Friday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. due to a special event. A detour is avaiable. Read More
SR-47
  • Lane Closure: Lane closure at New Dock Street to Henry Ford Blvd. on 47 north and south for bridge work until 2014. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at New Dock Street: On-ramp closed at EB/WB New Dock Street on Northbound 47 for bridge demolition until 2014. Read More
SR-57
  • Ramp Closure at Chapman Avenue: A 57-hour closure will take place at the Chapman Avenue off-ramp from the northbound 57 until Monday at 5 a.m. Read More
Other Closures
  • Seal Beach BoulevardRoad Closure: Seal Beach Blvd. will be closed nightly between Old Ranch Parkway and N. Gate Road from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Friday. Read More
  • Alondra Boulevard and Freeway Drive Intersection Road Closure: The Alondra Blvd. and Freeway Drive intersection will be closed until Feb. 14, 2014. Alondra Boulevard Bridge will also be closed until mid/late 2014. Read More
  • Corner of Paddison and Zeus avenues Road Closure: Adoree Street, from Kalnor Avenue and the corner of Paddison and Zeus avenues will be fully closed through late February 2014. The corner of Paddison and Zeus avenues will also be fully closed. Read More
Bike Route Alerts
  • Coyote Creek Bike Path Rider Alert: Coyote Creek Bike Paths will be closed from Alondra Blvd. to Artesia Blvd. until May 2015. Read More
Metro & Metrolink Alerts
  • Expo Line: Venice Blvd. Construction Update: 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
  • Antelope Valley Metrolink Alert: Twice as many Metrolink trains will now be available Sundays on the Antelope Valley line. Read More
Checkpoints
  • Palm Desert and Coachella: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday through Saturday. 

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

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