5 Freeway to close overnight next week

NORWALK - The 5 Freeway will be completely closed intermittently for several minutes next week as Southern California Edison crosses power lines over the freeway between Valley View and Rosecrans avenues.The closures will take place between 1-4 a.m. Oct. 16-19 and between 3-6 a.m. on Oct. 21. Edison is completing the electrical work as part of a Caltrans project to widen the 5 Freeway between Norwalk and the Orange County line. Caltrans is adding two lanes in each direction, including an HOV lane. The California Highway Patrol will conduct three or four traffic breaks per night in each direction as Edison hangs the electrical lines across the freeway. Northbound drivers can exit at Valley View Avenue and southbound motorists can exit at Rosecrans. The Alondra Boulevard on-ramp will be completely closed. The freeway closures may be cancelled due to bad weather.

********** Published: October 11, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 26