Tuesday, February 18, 2014

It's Baaaack! SR-118/SR-23 Interchange 55-Hour Closure Feb. 21 through Feb. 24

MOORPARK – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the westbound Ronald Reagan Freeway (SR-118) connector to the southbound Moorpark Freeway (SR-23) at Princeton Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday, February 21 until 5 a.m. Monday, February 24

The closure is required to implement repairs of bridge joints on the westbound side of the Arroyo Simi Overhead structure.

Electronic freeway message signs will begin warning of the closure a week in advance. Caltrans is urging motorists to avoid the interchange if at all possible and to expect delays.

Westbound traffic will be directed to exit at Princeton Avenue, travel southbound on Princeton and turn left on Spring Road to Los Angeles Avenue. A right turn on Los Angeles will turn into westbound SR-118; a left turn will take motorists back to SR-23.

An alternate route will be posted directing motorists to exit westbound SR-118 at Madera Road, take Madera Road south, then turn right on Tierra Rejada Road back to SR- 23; westbound SR-118 traffic will take Route 23 north to Los Angeles Avenue.

Work will take place around the clock and may generate noise and dust for residents adjacent to the freeway. Otherwise, the work is not expected to involve significant community impacts.

A 50 percent reduction in traffic was achieved during the February 7-9 55-hour closure of the eastbound SR-118 connector. Caltrans urges motorists to avoid the interchange, if possible, and thanks the public for its cooperation.