the freeway sign for interstate 5 Photo

Construction of a new freeway overlapping the old Santa Ana (5) Freeway in the southeast corner of Los Angeles County will mean a full freeway shutdown in both directions late Sunday evening, as well as the next two nights.

Southbound Interstate 5 will be closed at 11 p.m. Sunday evening at the interchange with the San Gabriel (605) Freeway, and will remain closed until about 5 a.m., Caltrans announced.

Northbound Interstate 5 will be blocked off at Norwalk Boulevard at midnight Sunday evening, and will also reopen at 5 a.m.

Traffic lanes in the immediate area will be closed as early as 9 p.m. those nights, such as ramps from the 605 to the southbound 5, and the 5 north transition ramps to both directions of the 605.

Caltrans recommended that drivers use the 605 and 91 freeways around the closures.

The same pattern will be repeated Monday and Tuesday nights.

–City News Service

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