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I-5 Freeway Construction at Main Street

Posted on August 11, 2020


I-5 Construction

The I-5 Central Corridor HOV Project construction activities are scheduled to continue this week on Main Street in the City of Santa Ana. Work includes traffic signal timing and other electrical work activities at the northeast corner of Main Street and Edgewood Road starting on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 10 p.m. to the next morning on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6 a.m.

The traffic signal work which can only be done at night will require the following:
• Closure of the Northbound Main Street Off-ramp, while the Broadway Off-ramp will remain open;
• Closures of all Main Street lanes except for one lane to remain open in each direction for both Northbound and Southbound directions.

Edgewood will remain open but may be temporarily controlled by stop signs. Please use alternate routes or plan for possible delays since these lane reductions will impact traffic flow. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Construction continues for daytime activities on I-5 between SR-55 and SR-57, including the installation of permanent signs, electrical work and construction of the concrete median barrier.

OCTA and Caltrans’ construction team has been expediting this work while traffic demand has been relatively lower due to COVID-19. Should you have any questions or issues with the construction please call (800) 724-0353 or e-mail central5fwy@octa.net.

When fully completed, this project will add an additional carpool lane (for a total of two lanes) in each direction on I-5 between SR-55 and SR-57 to reduce traffic congestion, bottlenecks, encourage ride-sharing and improve traffic flow. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2021. To sign up for construction alerts or for more information, visit: www.octa.net/i5Central.

Dates and times are subject to change if there is inclement weather or if there are unforeseen construction constraints.

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