5 Freeway through Norwalk to close this weekend

NORWALK — Motorists are advised to make alternate travel plans this weekend as officials shut down both directions of the 5 Freeway through Norwalk as part of an ongoing Santa Ana Freeway South Corridor Improvement Project, officials said.
The northbound and southbound 5 Freeway will be shut down from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday morning, Caltrans officials said in a written statement.
Northbound motorists will be directed to exit at Carmenita Road, then prompted by detour signs to re-enter the freeway.
Southbound drivers will exit at Rosecrans Avenue and be detoured past the closure to get back on the 5 Freeway.
Beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, the Rosecrans Avenue onramp to the southbound 5 Freeway will be closed, along with the Carmenita Road onramps and offramp to the southbound 5 Freeway, according to Caltrans.
Also beginning Saturday at 7 p.m., the northbound 5 Freeway onramp at Carmenita Road will be shut down, as well as the offramp from the northbound 5 Freeway at Rosecrans Avenue.
The connector road from the westbound 91 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway will be closed from 12:01 a.m. Saturday 8 a.m. Sunday, and the connector road from the southbound 605 Freeway to the southbound 5 Freeway will be closed from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday.
“On Sunday morning, Feb. 23, the travelling public will begin driving on three newly-paved southbound I-5 lanes just before Carmenita Road,” according to the Caltrans statement. A new lane transition will be installed.
Construction work in the area will continue, however.
“Caltrans reminds the public to drive safely and undistracted through the new transition lanes.

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