20-Hour OC Freeway Closure To Begin Saturday

WESTMINSTER (CBSLA.com) — Portions of the 405 and 22 freeways will be closed for 20 hours in Orange County as Caltrans workers demolish an old carpool connector.

“Bridge Bash” will take place from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday from the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway to Valley View Street in Westminster.

Crews will be razing the bridge that links the southbound 405 Freeway to the eastbound Garden Grover (22) Freeway, the OC Transportation Authority said.

Closures will include:

– the northbound 405 Freeway at Valley View Street in Westminster

– the southbound 405 Freeway between the 605 Freeway junction to the eastbound 22 Freeway

– 7th Street/the eastbound 22 Freeway at the southbound 405 Freeway junction

The work is part of the $227 million West County Connectors Project, which will connect carpool lanes on the 405, 605 and 22 freeways. The project, which began in 2010, also includes a second carpool lane for the 405 Freeway between the 22 and 605.

Completion is slated for late 2014 or early 2015.

For more information, or to find alternate routes, visit Caltrans.

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