|2011 Cal Poly Universities float. Photo credit: Tournament of Roses.|
If you’re planning to head out to the Rose Parade and/or associated events December 31 through January 1, we have a couple thoughts for you: 1.) have an awesome time! and 2.) save yourself a headache (and some serious parking $$$) and take transit, or at the very least, carpool. You really don’t want to be caught in that traffic. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
BUT: if you insist on driving, the event-related ramp closures are below. (Really though — take transit!)
Closure dates: Monday, December 31, through Tuesday, January 1
Ventura Freeway (SR-134)
8 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Eastbound Orange Grove Boulevard off-ramp
2 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Westbound Orange Grove Boulevard on-ramp
Foothill Freeway (I-210)
8 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Eastbound San Gabriel Boulevard off-ramp
8 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Westbound Sierra Madre Boulevard off-ramp
Long Beach Freeway (SR- 710)
9 p.m. to 11 a.m. – Southbound Del Mar Boulevard off-ramp.
6 p.m. to 11 a.m. – Northbound Del Mar Boulevard and California Boulevard on-ramps
Check the Caltrans QuickMap before you leave to find out how well traffic is moving (or not).