ORANGE (AP) — Officials want Southern Californians to be prepared for another freeway closure that will route thousands of cars onto side streets next weekend.

The Los Angeles Times reports that nearly four miles of the southbound 405 in Orange County will be closed for 20 hours starting late Saturday.

A portion of the northbound 405 will also be closed.

The so-called Bridge Bash closure is part of a $277-million project to link carpool lanes between three local freeways: the 405, 22, and 605.

On an average weekend day in the summer, more than 300,000 vehicles pass through the stretch of freeway that will be disrupted by the bridge demolition.

The project has experienced more than two years of construction-related delays and is scheduled to continue through next year.

Listen to KNX1070 for traffic and weather together on the 5s.

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