Major construction ahead on 405, 22 and 605 freeways – Irvine Real Estate : Irvine Homes for Sale

by Robert Mack on December 12, 2010

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Motorists entering one of the busiest gateways between Los Angeles and Orange counties will be hit hard over the next three years by a $277-million freeway project that requires a series of road closures, including one of the main portals to a veterans’ hospital and a major state university.

The work will be done in two segments, and lane and street closures are to be sequenced to minimize some of the traffic impacts.

When completed in 2014, the so-called West County Connector project built by the Orange County Transportation Authority will create a seamless link between carpool lanes and ease rush-hour bottlenecks on the 405, 22 and 605 freeways.

Until then, construction will disrupt traffic on surface streets and three highways where cars and trucks make more than 327,000 trips a day.

The two-lane 7th Street bridge over the 405 Freeway alone handles about 30,000 cars daily. Many of them head to Cal State Long Beach, the Veterans Affairs medical center in eastern Long Beach or nearby shopping areas and residential neighborhoods.

The overpass is scheduled to be closed for a year starting in late February, requiring motorists on the northbound 405 to take a time-consuming detour through Seal Beach or Los Alamitos in northwest Orange County.

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Some major construction taking place scheduled to finish around 2014, with hopes that carpool to carpool merging will reduce (or even eliminate) bottlenecks on the freeways..

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