Friday, September 7, 2012


(But only for 10-12 minutes!)

Caltrans will conduct a series of brief, intermittent, FULL FREEWAY closures in the early morning hours on northbound and southbound Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) between Valley View Ave and Carmenita Rd in La Mirada and Santa Fe Springs on Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 11 - 14, from 1 am-5 am. 

California Highway Patrol will conduct traffic breaks for the FULL closures.  Each FULL FREEWAY closure – 3 to 4 per night in each direction – will last approximately 10 to 12 minutes and will take place hourly. 

The nightly schedule is:
Tuesday, Sept. 11 @ 1 am to 5 am
Wednesday, Sept. 12 @ 1 am to 5 am
Thursday, Sept. 13 @ 1 am to 5 am

The work involves relocating utility lines across the freeway. Southern California Edison will perform the work, with Caltrans oversight, as part of the I-5 HOV Widening and Carmenita Road Interchange Project.

The closures are weather-permitting and are subject to cancellation. 

Here’s what motorists can expect:

Northbound I-5
The traffic breaks will occur just before Valley View Ave.  Motorists have the option to exit at Valley View and re-enter at the Rosecrans on-ramp.
Closed Ramps: 
Northbound I-5 on-ramp at Alondra Blvd will be closed at all times. 
Northbound I-5 on-ramp at Valley View Ave. will be closed intermittently to coincide with mainline closures.

Southbound I-5
The traffic breaks will occur just before Carmenita Rd.  Motorists have the option to exit at Carmenita and re-enter at the on-ramp at Valley View.
Closed Ramps
The southbound I-5 on-ramp at Carmenita Rd will be closed at all times.