I-5 (SR-57 to SR-55)

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  • I-5 (SR-57 to SR-55)

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    CHRISTINA PIRRUCCELLO

    Associate Community Relations Specialist

    (800) 724-0353


    Project Overview


    Anticipated Project Schedule

    Funding

    This $41.5 million project is funded with federal dollars and by OC Go (also known as Measure M), Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

    Community Outreach

    As the project continues through the construction phase, we will continue to keep residents, businesses and community leaders informed. We are actively meeting with key groups, homeowners associations and businesses in the area. Please contact us to schedule a presentation or for additional project information.


    Upcoming Construction Activities

    Closures and Detours Map

    Plan your commute around construction with the I-5 Central County Improvements Project Interactive Map. Visit www.octa.net/i5centralmap for information about construction activities and closures.

    NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR NORTHBOUND I-5

    Crews shifted the northbound I-5 carpool lane and regular lanes to the newly widened roadway between Grand Avenue and 17th Street. The roadway is open to motorists and is part of the final configuration.

    SHORT-TERM CLOSURES ON NORTHBOUND MAIN STREET FOR SIGNAL WORK

    WHAT: Crews continue to conduct prep work for the installation of a new traffic signal at the northeast corner of Main Street and Edgewood Road, weather permitting.

    WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, ongoing through Friday, March 27.

    WHERE:

    • Right lane on NB Main Street between the NB I-5 Main Street off-ramp and Walkie Way
    • Right-turn only lane from Edgewood Road to Main Street. Motorists will still be permitted to turn left or right onto Main Street.

    NIGHTTIME CLOSURES: ELECTRICAL ACTIVITIES

    WHAT: Crews continue electrical work at various locations on northbound and southbound I-5 between SR-55 and SR-57. This work requires closures, which can only be done at night.

    WHERE CLOSURE TIMES
    Southbound I-5: Main Street on-ramp 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27
    Northbound I-5: Left lanes between First Street and SR-22 10 p.m. to midnight, Wednesday, March 25 to Friday, March 27
    Northbound I-5: Right lanes between First Street and SR-22 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26
    Northbound I-5: Fourth Street on-ramp 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26
    Northbound I-5: Grand Avenue/Santa Ana Boulevard carpool off-ramp 10 p.m. to midnight, Wednesday, March 25 to Friday, March 27
    Northbound SR-55 Carpool Connector to Northbound I-5 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26

    This work may be loud. Dates and times are subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen operational factors.


    I-5/Main Street Carpool Bridge Closed

    The I-5/Main Street carpool bridge was demolished in early August 2019 to make room for a second carpool lane on I-5 between SR-55 and SR-57. Motorists who normally use the Main Street carpool bridge can check out our Getting to Main Street map.


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    Overview


    Project Overview

    Details

    Anticipated Project Schedule

    Funding

    This $41.5 million project is funded with federal dollars and by OC Go (also known as Measure M), Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

    Community Outreach

    As the project continues through the construction phase, we will continue to keep residents, businesses and community leaders informed. We are actively meeting with key groups, homeowners associations and businesses in the area. Please contact us to schedule a presentation or for additional project information.

    Construction

    Upcoming Construction Activities

    Closures and Detours Map

    Plan your commute around construction with the I-5 Central County Improvements Project Interactive Map. Visit www.octa.net/i5centralmap for information about construction activities and closures.

    NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR NORTHBOUND I-5

    Crews shifted the northbound I-5 carpool lane and regular lanes to the newly widened roadway between Grand Avenue and 17th Street. The roadway is open to motorists and is part of the final configuration.

    SHORT-TERM CLOSURES ON NORTHBOUND MAIN STREET FOR SIGNAL WORK

    WHAT: Crews continue to conduct prep work for the installation of a new traffic signal at the northeast corner of Main Street and Edgewood Road, weather permitting.

    WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, ongoing through Friday, March 27.

    WHERE:

    • Right lane on NB Main Street between the NB I-5 Main Street off-ramp and Walkie Way
    • Right-turn only lane from Edgewood Road to Main Street. Motorists will still be permitted to turn left or right onto Main Street.

    NIGHTTIME CLOSURES: ELECTRICAL ACTIVITIES

    WHAT: Crews continue electrical work at various locations on northbound and southbound I-5 between SR-55 and SR-57. This work requires closures, which can only be done at night.

    WHERE CLOSURE TIMES
    Southbound I-5: Main Street on-ramp 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27
    Northbound I-5: Left lanes between First Street and SR-22 10 p.m. to midnight, Wednesday, March 25 to Friday, March 27
    Northbound I-5: Right lanes between First Street and SR-22 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26
    Northbound I-5: Fourth Street on-ramp 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26
    Northbound I-5: Grand Avenue/Santa Ana Boulevard carpool off-ramp 10 p.m. to midnight, Wednesday, March 25 to Friday, March 27
    Northbound SR-55 Carpool Connector to Northbound I-5 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26

    This work may be loud. Dates and times are subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen operational factors.


    I-5/Main Street Carpool Bridge Closed

    The I-5/Main Street carpool bridge was demolished in early August 2019 to make room for a second carpool lane on I-5 between SR-55 and SR-57. Motorists who normally use the Main Street carpool bridge can check out our Getting to Main Street map.

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  • Motorists frequently experience traffic congestion on the I-5 freeway between SR-55 and SR-57, and research indicates that delays likely will increase. According to recent studies, 380,000 motorists travel this route every day. By 2035, that daily number is expected to rise to 400,000 – an increase of 7 percent. Caltrans, in partnership with OCTA, is adding a second carpool lane in each direction to relieve traffic congestion, alleviate bottlenecks and improve traffic operations on this corridor within the cities of Santa Ana, Orange and Tustin. The project also includes removing the I-5/Main Street HOV on- and off-ramps.

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