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Weekend Traffic: 405, 22 and 605 freeways to see nightly closures

Google Earth view of the 405, 605 and 22 freeways.
Luke Dorny via Google Earth / flickr Creative Commons
Google Earth view of the 405, 605 and 22 freeways.

As you get back into the daily grind of work and commuting, so are construction projects on the freeways this weekend. Yep, that means closures.

One of the bigger closures that may affect your commute this weekend is the longterm West County Connectors project, which tends to close the 22, 405 and 605 freeways and ramps between Orange and Los Angeles counties. 

The closures are scheduled to happen nightly from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Saturday. Here's what's closing this weekend:

  • Northbound 405 freeway from Valley View Street to northbound 605 freeway 
  • Southbound 405 freeway from Studebaker Road to Bolsa Chica Road
  • Westbound 22 freeway from Valley View Street to northbound 405 freeway
  • Southbound 605 connector to southbound 405 freeway 
  • Southbound 405 connector to northbound 605 freeway 
  • 7th Street/eastbound 22 connector to northbound 405/605 freeway 
  • 7th Street/eastbound 22 connector to southbound 405 freeway 
  • Northbound 405 connector to northbound 605 freeway 

The map below details the closures, including what ramps will be affected and available detours. 
Map courtesy of Orange County Transportation Authority

2014 New Year's Race

A marathon benefiting A Place Called Home will impose a number of street closures in Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday. Check out the map below for the race route and find a full list of closures on the New Year's Race website.

Caltrans is also scheduled to implement the following closures:

  • Ramp Closure at Alondra Boulevard: Northbound 5 on-ramp closed at Alondra Boulevard for bridge demolition. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Pioneer Boulevard: The southbound 5 off-ramp at Pioneer Boulevard/Imperial Highway will be permanently closed through April 2014. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at Imperial Highway: The northbound 5 off-ramp at Imperial Highway is permanently closed. Read More
  • Connector Closure: The north and southbound 5 connectors to the west and eastbound 134 freeway will be closed nightly from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Saturday. Read More
  • Connector Closure: The westbound 134 connector to the northbound 5 freeway will be closed nightly from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Saturday. Read More
  • Ramp and Lane Closures: The 57 freeway regularly sees a number of ramp and lane closures for the Orange County Transportation Authority's widening project. Read More

  • Freeway Closure: The 405 freeway experiences nightly closures at various locations in Los Angeles. Read More

  • Ramp Closure at Olympic Boulevard: On-ramp closed at 710 SB at Olympic Blvd. for long-term bridge construction until 2014. Read More

  • Lane Closure: Lane closure at New Dock Street to Henry Ford Blvd. on 47 north and south for bridge work until 2014. Read More
  • Ramp Closure at New Dock Street: On-ramp closed at EB/WB New Dock Street on Northbound 47 for bridge demolition until 2014. Read More

  • Construction Update for 2/5 connector: The northbound 2 freeway connector to the northbound 5 freeway is closed due to damages sustained in a fiery tanker crash July 13. Construction repairs began Nov. 5. Read More

  • Lane Closure: The north and southbound 215 will be affected by two lane changes and ramp closures between McCall Boulevard and Scott Road until 2014. Read More

Road Closure
  • South Firestone Boulevard: Caltrans will fully close South Firestone Boulevard in both directions from Rosecrans Avenue to just south of Silverbow Avenue through April 2014. Read More
  • Alondra Boulevard and Freeway Drive Intersection: The Alondra Boulevard and Freeway Drive intersection will be closed until Feb. 14, 2014. Alondra Boulevard Bridge will also be closed until mid/late 2014. Read More
  • Corner of Paddison and Zeus avenues: Adoree Street will be fully closed between Kalnor Avenue and the corner of Paddison and Zeus avenues through late February 2014. The corner of Paddison and Zeus avenues will also be fully closed. Read More
  • 1st Avenue and Santa Clara Street intersection: The intersection of 1st Avenue and Santa Clara Street in the City of Arcadia will be completely closed as crews start constructing grade crossing improvements. The intersection is expected to reopen in February 2014. Read More
  • California Avenue and Duarte Road intersection: As part of the 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project, construction crews will work on the Southern half of California Avenue at the intersection of Duarte Road in Monrovia from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday through Saturday until February 2014. Read More

Metro and Metrolink Alerts
  • Metro Rapid Line 704: Metro Rapid line 704 will stop on westbound Santa Monica Boulevard at North Gardner Street and eastbound Santa Monica at Fuller Avenue beginning Dec. 15. Read More
  • Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus: Due to Expo Line Phase II construction, Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus will temporarily close a number of Route 5 and Route 12 stops until further notice. Read More

Bike Route Alerts
  • San Gabriel River Bike Path: The San Gabriel River bike path will be closed through Jan. 9. Read More
  • Coyote Creek Bike Path: Coyote Creek bike paths will be closed from Alondra Boulevard to Artesia Boulevard until May 2015. Read More

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