Weekend Traffic: Orange County to see DUI checkpoints; Caltrans to close 91 freeway

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Let's be real: The 91 freeway tends to be a tough drive. So, you might want to stay farther away this weekend as Caltrans prepares to demolish the 14th Street bridge.

Here's what closing and when:

  • 91 West at 14th Street will be closed Friday beginning at 11 p.m. until Saturday at  5 a.m. It will close again Saturday at 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.
  • 91 East at 14th Street will be closed Friday beginning at 11:59 p.m. until Saturday at 5 a.m. It will close again Sunday from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Also, the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) has announced the DUI Task Force, made up of various agencies, will be out patrolling until Jan. 1 to crack down on drunk driving, according to a press release sent out by the OCSD. A list of areas and patrol times can be found below.

And of course, our weekly rundown of planned closures for the weekend: 

West County Connectors
  • I-405, I-605, SR-22: These freeways and surrounding ramps and streets regularly see night closures throughout the week and sometimes into the weekend. Click here to see a map of the closures and available detours: Read More
I-5
  • Freeway Closure: The southbound 5 freeway will be closed nightly between the 5 and 170 interchange and Sheldon Street from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. through Dec. 20. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Alondra Boulevard: Northbound 5 on-ramp closed at Alondra Boulevard 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 Pioneer Boulevard: The southbound 5 off-ramp at Pioneer Boulevard/Imperial Highway will be permanently closed through April 2014. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Imperial Highway: The northbound 5 off-ramp at Imperial Highway is permanently closed. Read More
SR-57
  • Ramp and Lane Closures: The 57 freeway regularly sees a number of ramp and lane closures for the Orange County Transportation widening project. Read More
I-405
  • Freeway Closure: The 405 freeway experiences nightly closures at various locations in Los Angeles, such as a connector closure from the 101 freeway to 405 south. Click here to see if a closure might affect your commute this weekend: Read More
I-710
  • Ramp Closure at Olympic Boulevard: On-ramp closed at 710 southbound at Olympic Boulevard for long-term bridge construction until 2014. Read More
SR-47
  • Lane Closure: Lane closure at New Dock Street to Henry Ford Boulevard 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-2
  • Construction Update for 2/5 connector: The northbound 2 freeway connector to the northbound 5 freeway is closed due to damages sustained in a fiery tanker crash July 13. Construction repairs began Nov. 5. Read More
I-215
  • Lane Closure: The north and southbound 215 will be affected by two lane changes and ramp closures between McCall Boulevard and Scott Road until 2014. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Iowa Avenue: The northbound 215 on-ramp from Iowa Avenue will be closed Dec. 13 through Dec. 23. Read More
I-10/I-605
  • Ramp, lane and freeway Closures: Caltrans will close portions of the 605 and 10 freeways through Friday, Dec. 13. Read More
Road Closure
  • Rosecrans Avenue: The road will be closed nightly starting Sunday as Caltrans works to demolish a culvert box as part of a project to widen the Rosecrans Avenue Undercrossing. Ramps to 5 freeway will also be closed. Read More
  • South Firestone Boulevard: Caltrans closed South Firestone Boulevard in both directions from Rosecrans Avenue to just south of Silverbow Avenue beginning on Dec. 9 at 6 a.m. and continuing through April 2014. Read More
  • Alondra Boulevard and Freeway Drive Intersection: The Alondra Boulevard 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 will be fully closed between Kalnor Avenue and the corner of Paddison and Zeus avenues through late February 2014. The corner of Paddison and Zeus avenues will also be fully closed. Read More
  • 1st Avenue and Santa Clara Street intersection: The intersection of 1st Avenue and Santa Clara Street in Arcadia will be completely closed as crews start constructing grade crossing improvements. The intersection is expected to reopen in February 2014. Read More
  • California Avenue and Duarte Road intersection: As part of the 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project, construction crews will work on the Southern half of California Avenue at the intersection of Duarte Road in Monrovia from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday through Saturday until February 2014. California Avenue will be closed. Read More
Metro and Metrolink Alerts
  • Metro Rapid Line 704: Metro Rapid line 704 will stop on westbound Santa Monica Boulevard at North Gardner Street and eastbound Santa Monica at Fuller Avenue beginning Dec. 15. 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 Route 5 and Route 12 stops until further notice. Read More
  • Expansion of parking spaces at Metrolink Station: A new 176-space parking lot at the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station opened to the public on Oct. 30. Read More
Bike Route Alerts
  • San Gabriel River Bike Path: The San Gabriel River bike path will be closed through Jan. 9. Read More
  • Coyote Creek Bike Path: Coyote Creek bike paths will be closed from Alondra Boulevard to Artesia Boulevard until May 2015. Read More

DUI / Driver's License Checkpoints
  • Santa Ana and Laguna Woods: Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • Brea and Huntington Beach: Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, and Cypress (Multi-Agency):: Friday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • Santa Ana: Saturday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • Huntington Beach and La Habra: Friday, Dec. 27, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • Santa Ana and Westminster: Friday, Dec. 27, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • Anaheim: Saturday, Dec. 28, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • Garden Grove: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
DUI Saturation Patrols
  • Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos: Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • Orange: Friday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • La Habra, Placentia, Brea and Cal State Fullerton: Saturday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, and Westminster: Friday, Dec. 27, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • Westminster: Saturday, Dec. 28, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • Tustin: Monday, Dec. 30, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More
  • Anaheim and Placentia: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read More

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