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Two L.A. Freeways Will Be Closed This Week

Know before you go. The closures are both overnight.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Stretches of two major Southland freeways will undergo full closures this week.

The southbound San Diego (405) Freeway will be closed between Santa Monica and National boulevards between midnight and 5 a.m. Tuesday through Friday morning March 21 and from midnight to 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23, Los Angeles County MTA spokesman Dave Sotero said.

The closure is to facilitate the installation of a full-span freeway overhead sign and median construction work, Sotero said.

Ramps will begin to close prior to midnight, starting tonight at 7 p.m. and crews will begin closing lanes at 10 p.m. The affected on-ramps will be at Santa Monica, Sunset and Wilshire boulevards, he said.

The connector from the southbound San Diego Freeway to the east and westbound Santa Monica (10) Freeway are also scheduled to close, Sotero said.

Caltrans plans to close the northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway tonight and Tuesday night from Valley View Avenue to Carmenita Road to reset k-rail and install superstructure rebar and falsework, the wood structural support, for a new Alondra Boulevard bridge, a spokeswoman said.

The closure is part of the $1.6 billion project to install one HOV lane and one general purpose lane north and southbound on the Santa Ana Freeway between the LA/Orange County line and the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, said Caltrans spokeswoman Maria Raptis.

Crews will start closing ramps at 10 p.m. and work was scheduled to begin at 11:59 p.m., Raptis said.

—City News Service

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