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Expect delays on 5 Freeway this week
WRITTEN BY :   Eric Pierce

Two lanes of the 5 Freeway will be closed overnight this week between Florence Avenue and Firestone Boulevard.

Lanes will be closed starting tonight at 11:59 .m. and won’t reopen until 4 a.m., Caltrans said. The closures are related to ongoing construction that will widen the freeway between Downey and the Orange County border.

Meanwhile, the northbound on-ramps at San Antonio Drive and Alondra Boulevard will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Drivers are urged to use the on-ramps at Imperial Highway and Carmenita Road as alternatives.

On Wednesday night, the southbound 605 connector to the 5 will be closed overnight, along with the southbound 5 between Pioneer Boulevard and Carmenita. Up to two lanes on the northbound 5 between Carmenita and San Antonio Drive will be closed as well.

The 5 will again close in both directions Thursday night between Florence and Firestone.

Basically, avoid the 5 Freeway if at all possible.

Published: Monday, April 1, 2013, WEB ONLY
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