Thursday, December 29, 2011

Closures for the 2012 Rose Parade

If you’re headed to the Rose Parade or float viewing in Pasadena this weekend, consider leaving your car at home and taking transit instead. Metro has a handy guide (pdf) that tells you how to do it. But, if you absolutely must drive, keep in mind that the ramps listed below (and part of Pasadena Ave.) will be closed. So be sure to plan ahead, use alternate routes, expect some congestion, be patient, etc.

Ventura Freeway (SR-134)

Eastbound Orange Grove Blvd. off-ramp
TIME: 8 p.m. on 1/1 to noon on 1/2

Westbound Orange Grove Blvd. on-ramp
TIME: 2 a.m. on 1/2 to noon on 1/2

Foothill Freeway (I-210)

Westbound Sierra Madre Blvd. off-ramp
TIME: 8 p.m. on 1/1 to 4 p.m. on 1/2

Eastbound Sierra Madre Blvd./San Gabriel Blvd. off-ramp
TIME: 8 p.m. on 1/1 to 4 p.m. on 1/2

Long Beach Freeway (SR-710)

Southbound Del Mar Blvd. off-ramp
TIME: 8 p.m. on 1/1 to 11 a.m. on 1/2

Northbound Del Mar Blvd. on-ramp
TIME: 8 p.m. on 1/1 to 10 a.m. on 1/2

Northbound California Blvd. on-ramp
TIME: 6 p.m. on 1/1 to 11 a.m. on 1/2

Pasadena Avenue

Columbia St. to Del Mar Blvd.
TIME: 8 p.m. on 1/1 to noon on 1/2