UPDATED: Weekend Traffic: Roads closed for USC's first home game

File: Running back Reggie Bush #5 of the USC Trojans carries the football against the Oklahoma Sooners defense in the second quarter during the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championship on January 4, 2005 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida.
File: Running back Reggie Bush #5 of the USC Trojans carries the football against the Oklahoma Sooners defense in the second quarter during the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championship on January 4, 2005 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Trojans to face Cougars

The USC Trojans will play against the Washington State Cougars in their first home game of the 2013 football season Saturday. Nearly 90,000 football fans are expected to attend, and three street segments will be closed to through traffic "to better clear the streets"on game night.

According to Metro's blog, The Source, the following streets will be closed:

Beginning 10 p.m. and lasting until 12 a.m., Figueroa Street between Exposition Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed to through traffic. Exposition Boulevard from Vermont Avenue to Figueroa Street will be closed. Also, Martin Luther King Boulevard from Vermont Avenue to Figueroa Street will be closed.
 

On the upside, a portion of the 110 ExpressLanes will be open to all motorists, even those without a transponder:

The I-110 Metro ExpressLanes beginning at 28th Street/Flower and 39th Street are open to all motorists, even if they do not have a transponder. Motorists may drive all the way to Manchester Avenue toll free. Regular ExpressLanes rules apply for any motorist remaining in the lanes after Manchester. You don’t need a transponder to participate in the special post-game offer, which applies to all USC home games beginning in the fourth quarter and lasting until two hours after the game ends.

One more thing, Metro is urging fans to ride Metro’s Expo Line to all home games.

“Fans who go Metro to the games don’t have to sit in traffic," said USC Senior Associate Athletic Director Steve Lopes. "They are delivered to Exposition Park, which is just a short walk from the Coliseum.”

Saturday's game begins at 7:30 p.m. On game day, trains will run more frequently, starting three hours before kickoff and lasting until a little more than an hour after the game ends.

Read more details about the service on Metro's blog The Source.

Anaheim hosts multiple Angels home games

Since we're talking sports, it's also worth noting that the Angels will have multiple home games this weekend, likely to cause bumper-to-bumper traffic near Angels Stadium in Anaheim. 

On Thursday, the Angels face the Rays at 7:05 p.m. They then face the Rangers on Friday at 7:05 p.m., on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. and again Sunday at 12:35 p.m.

Expect delays at East Katella Avenue between the 57 Freeway and State College Boulevard. East Orangewood Avenue near the 57 Freeway may also get a little busy this weekend. 

Obamajam averted in LA

The White House says President Barack Obama will not be in Los Angeles next week as previously planned. He will instead be focusing on a possible response to chemical weapons use in Syria.

Obama would have been in L.A. on Monday for a high-priced dinner benefiting the Democratic National Committee.


Here's a list of confirmed closures that may affect your commute this weekend:

I-5
  • Lane Closure: Two lanes of the 5 south will be closed nightly from Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon Boulevard to Buena Vista Street from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Friday. Closure will increase to three lanes from midnight to 4 a.m. Read More
  • Lane Closure: One lane of the 5 north will be closed nightly from Buena Vista Street to Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon Boulevard from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Friday. Closure will increase to three lanes from midnight to 4 a.m. Read More
  • Lane Closure: Up to three lanes of the 5 Freeway will be closed in both directions every night between the end of the existing truck lane and Lyons Avenue from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Friday. Note: At least one lane will be open at all times. The most restrictive closures (i.e., the most lanes closed) will occur between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Read More
  • Freeway Closure: The 5 south will be closed between Osborne Street and Sheldon Street at 11:59 p.m. until 4 a.m. every night starting Sunday through Wednesday. Crews will be transferring equipment across southbound I-5 and pouring concrete for the new I-5/SR-170 HOV connector. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Calgrove Boulevard: The south Calgrove Boulevard off-ramp from the 5 south will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Gorman Road: The Gorman Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 in north Los Angeles County will close Thursday at 1 a.m. and reopen Sept. 20 at 5 a.m. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Alondra Boulevard: Northbound 5 on-ramp closed at Alondra Blvd. for bridge demolition. 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 Tuxford Street: The 5 north freeway's Tuxford Street Eastbound and Westbound on- and off-ramps will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The Tuxford Street Eastbound and Westbound On-Ramp will also be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday. 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 Imperial Highway: The northbound I-5 Off-Ramp at Imperial Highway will permanently close starting Monday. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Roscoe Boulevard: The Roscoe Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound on-ramp to the 5 south will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Friday. The Roscoe Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound off-ramp from the northbound 5 freeway will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Sunland Boulevard: The Sunland Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound off-ramp from the northbound 5 freeway will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Friday. The Sunland Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound on-ramp to 5 north will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Friday. The Sunland Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound on and off-ramp will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Friday. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Penrose Street: The Penrose Street Eastbound and Westbound off- and on- ramp from the 5 south will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday. The Penrose Street Eastbound and Westbound off-ramp from the 5 north will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and daily 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Lankershim Boulevard: Southbound I-5 Lankershim Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound on- and off-ramp will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Friday. The on-ramp will also be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Sheldon Street / Laurel Canyon Boulevard: The Sheldon Street/Laurel Canyon Boulevard Eastbound and Westbound off- and on-ramps will be closed at the 5 freeway in both directions every day from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Hollywood Way: The Hollywood Way Eastbound and Westbound on-ramp to 5 north will be closed nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Friday. The Hollywood Way off- and on-ramps at the 5 north will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Friday. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Buena Vista Street: The Buena Vista Street Eastbound and Westbound on-ramp to the 5 north will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Read More
SR-118/I-5
  • Connector Closure: The west- and eastbound SR-118 connectors to the 5 south will be closed from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. starting Sunday night, and every night until Wednesday morning. Crews will be transferring equipment across southbound I-5 and pouring concrete for the new I-5/SR-170 HOV connector. Read More
I-5/SR-14
  • Connector Closure: The ramp connecting the 5 south to the northbound 14 will be closed every day and night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday. Read More
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
SR-2
  • Construction Update: The northbound 2 freeway connector to the northbound 5 freeway is closed due to damages sustained in a fiery tanker crash July 13. Construction is scheduled to start in October and if all goes according to plan, finish by Christmas. 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
Imperial Highway
  • Closure: Caltrans will partially close Imperial Highway near the undercrossing at I-5 in Norwalk from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day until Friday. Imperial Highway will be completely closed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every night until Friday. Caltrans will again partially close Imperial Highway from Sunday until Sept. 13 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., partially, and completely close it to traffic from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on those nights. Read More
SR-57
  • Ramp Closure at Orangethorpe Avenue: The Orangethorpe Avenue off-ramp from the northbound 57 will be closed starting Friday and 8 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Imperial Highway: There will be a full closure on northbound 57's on- and off-ramp from West- and Eastbound Imperial Highway. The ramp will be closed nightly from midnight to 5 a.m. until Saturday. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Yorba Linda Boulevard: The Yorba Linda Boulevard on-ramp to the 57 north will be closed nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Saturday. The Eastbound Yorba Linda Boulevard on-ramp to the 57 north will be closed nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Friday. Read More
US-101
  • Lane Closure: Caltrans will close one lane of the northbound 101 freeway from La Conchita to Rincon Road. The highway will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. up to 9 a.m. until Friday. Read More
  • Lane Closure: Caltrans will close one lane of the southbound 101 freeway from Rincon Road to Mussel Shoals. The highway will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Thursday. Read More
SR-91
  • Ramp Closure at Madison Street: The eastbound Madison Street off-ramp from the 91 freeway will close at 6 a.m. Monday and remain closed through Sept. 20 at 6 a.m. Detours will be posted and the eastbound Adams Street offramp will be available to motorists during this closure. Read More
  • Freeway Closure: There will be a full closure of westbound 91 at Central Avenue starting Thursday at 11 p.m. until Friday at 5 a.m. Motorists will be detoured off the 91 at 14th Street, taking side streets adjacent to the freeway until they're clear of the construction zone. The full closure of eastbound 91 at the same location will take place Friday from midnight to 5 a.m. 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-39
  • Lane Closure: Lane closures at Crystal Lake Road on Northbound/Southbound 39 for permanent road closure of highway. Read More
Road Closure
  • Orangethorpe Avenue: Orangethorpe Avenue will be closed from the 57 south on-ramp to Melrose Street in both directions. The road will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday to Saturday. The eastbound will be closed from Friday at 8 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m. Read More
  • Alondra Boulevard and Freeway Drive Intersection: 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: 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
  • South Victoria Avenue: Beginning Monday, South Victoria Avenue will be closed from 67th Street to Burlington Northern Railroad Tracks 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for sanitary sewer relocation. Read More
  • 1st Avenue and Santa Clara Street intersection: The intersection of 1st Avenue and Santa Clara Street in the City of Arcadia will be completely closed starting Monday as crews will start constructing grade crossing improvements. The intersection is expected to reopen in February 2014. (A temporary re-opening of the intersection is planned for a few days in late October and early November 2013). Read More
OCTA Alerts
  • Route 70: Route 70 buses will be on detour in the city of Huntington Beach due to construction until Sept. 27. Read More
Metro and Metrolink Alerts
  • 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. until January 2014. Read More
  • Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus: Due to Expo Line Phase II construction, Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus will temporarily close a number of stops along Route 5 and Route 12 until further notice. Read More
Bike Route Alerts
  • Coyote Creek Bike Path: Coyote Creek Bike Paths will be closed from Alondra Blvd. to Artesia Blvd. until May 2015. Read More
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