(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:
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.
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.
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.
The southbound I-5 on-ramp at Carmenita Rd will be closed at all times.