I-5 Weekend Ramp Closures Scheduled in San Clemente

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I-5 Weekend Ramp Closures Scheduled in San Clemente

ORANGE – Drivers traveling in south Orange County are advised that weekend closures are planned at Avenida Pico in San Clemente as crews reconfigure the road and freeway ramps as part of the I-5 South County Improvements Project.

The northbound Interstate 5 on- and off-ramps at Avenida Pico will be closed from 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, to 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, for paving and striping.

Avenida Pico at the I-5 freeway also will be closed intermittently during nighttime hours to allow crews to perform paving work in the road’s median.

Businesses along Avenida Pico near the I-5 will remain open for business during the closures. Motorists should use Avenida Vista Hermosa as a detour for access to Avenida Pico around the closure.

Once the weekend work is completed, traffic will shift onto the new ramps. Drivers should use caution when traveling these new configurations as they get accustomed to the new transition configuration between the freeway ramps and Avenida Pico. For more information about the closures, visit www.octa.net/I5SouthDetours.

Construction on the I-5 South County Improvements Project began in 2014. The project will add nearly six miles of carpool lanes in each direction from Avenida Pico in San Clemente to San Juan Creek Road in San Juan Capistrano. Avenida Pico is being widened as part of the project as well.

The $230-million project is scheduled for completion in 2018 and is part of the Measure M program, the voter-approved, half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

For more information on the overall improvement project, visit www.octa.net/I5South.
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