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Expect extended nightly closures on I-5 between El Toro Road and Alicia Parkway Aug. 2 – Aug. 3, 2022

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in partnership with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) will be conducting extended nightly closures on I-5 freeway Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Wednesday, Aug. 3, 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. between El Toro Road and Alicia Parkway. The closures are as follows:

  • Southbound I-5 freeway closure, Tuesday, Aug. 2
  • Northbound I-5 freeway closure, Wednesday, Aug. 3
  • Detour signage will be in place to assist motorists

The purpose of the closure is to deliver and install 12 precast concrete girders. The girders are a structural component of the I-5 improvements at Los Alisos Boulevard and are roughly 126′ long, weighing almost 166,000 lbs. Because of the size and weight, a specialized crane will be used to place the girders. Please obey all posted signs and traffic instructions for the safety of all workers and motorists. See detour information below.

Caltrans appreciates the public’s patience while we perform this work. Electronic Changeable Messages Signs will notify drivers of the closure. The work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues.

For more information and updates, you may contact the District 12 Public Information Office at (657)328-6000 or on social media via Twitter @CaltransOC, Facebook @CaltransOC and Instagram @CaltransOC.

For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e., Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Elizabeth Manzo at (657) 328-6621 or TTY 711.

This article was released by Caltrans.