5 Freeway to close overnight

SANTA FE SPRINGS - The 5 Freeway between Carmenita Road and Valley View Avenue in Santa Fe Springs will be fully closed in both directions from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. April 16-19.The closures are part of Caltrans' plans to widen the freeway, which typically bottlenecks between Norwalk and Downey. The $110 million project calls for an additional two lanes in each direction, including a carpool lane. During next week's freeway closure, Caltrans will install K-rails and re-stripe the lanes in anticipation of heavier construction later this year.

********** Published: April 12, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 52