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Freeway Closures = Bad News For Getaway Drivers

Don't let this week's freeway closures slow you down the way they tripped up a pair of alleged Rossmoor burglars. Here are the local closures and detours.

After a year of freeway closures, you would think everyone is well aware of the many closures and inconveniences caused by the West County Connector Project.

Apparently not.

As it turns out, the West County Connector Project is both a freeway expansion project and a crime-fighting weapon. On Monday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man and a woman who were allegedly caught trying to burglarize a Rossmoor home. The two tried to flee down Old Ranch Parkway, which is, of course, closed this year while crews rebuild the 7th Street Bridge.

Maybe the construction workers will receive honorary deputy badges from the sheriff’s department. Until then, plan your getaway with care. Here are this week’s freeway closures and detours:

  • The southbound San Diego (405) Freeway will close nightly between the San Gabriel (605) Freeway and Seal Beach Boulevard. The southbound side of the 405 will be closed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday night and between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., Friday and Saturday night.
    Detours: From the SB I-405, exit Studebaker Road and head south, turn left on 2nd Street/Westminster Avenue and turn left on Seal Beach Boulevard to access the I-405 on-ramp
    From the SB I-405, exit Studebaker Road and head south, turn left on 2nd Street/Westminster Avenue and continue east on Westminster to access the SB I-405 on-ramp
    From the SB I-405, exit Studebaker Road and head south, turn left on 2nd Street/Westminster Avenue, and turn left on Goldenwest Street to access the EB SR-22 on-ramp.
  • Portions of the northbound 405 to Katella Avenue will also be closed every night this week from 10 p.m. to 5a.m.
    Detour: at least one lane will be open at all times.
  • Portions of the northbound 605 between the 405 and Katella Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. 5 am through Saturday.
    Detour: at least one lane will be open at all times.
  • Portions of the southbound 605 between the 405 and Katella Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. 5 am through Saturday.
    Detour: at least one lane will be open at all times.
  • The northbound 405/605 connector will be entirely closed every night this week.
    Detour: From the NB I-405, exit Palo Verde Avenue, turn right on Palo Verde Avenue and proceed north, turn right on Willow Street and proceed east to access the NB I-605 on-ramp
  • The souththbound 405/605 connector will be entirely closed every night this week.
    Detour: From the SB I-605 exit East Spring Street, turn right and proceed west on East Spring Street, turn left on Studebaker Road, proceed south on Studebaker Road and turn left on Westminster Avenue, Continue east on Westminster Avenue, turn left on Seal Beach Boulevard to access the SB I-405 on-ramp
    OR
    Continue east on Westminster Avenue to access the SB I-405 on-ramp
    OR
    Continue east on Westminster Avenue and turn left on Goldenwest Street to access the EB SR-22 on-ramp
  • The Northbound 405 Seal Beach Boulevard onramp will be closed every night between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    Detour: From Seal Beach Boulevard proceed south and turn right on Westminster Avenue, turn right on Studebaker Road and continue north to access the NB I-405 freeway on-ramp
    OR
    Proceed north on Seal Beach Boulevard / Los Alamitos Boulevard, turn left on Katella Avenue and proceed west to access the NB I-605 freeway on-ramp
  • The northbound 405 Seal Beach Boulevard offramp will be closed every night between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    Detour: From the WB SR-22 exit Valley View Street, turn right and proceed north on Valley View Street, turn left on Lampson Avenue and continue west to Seal Beach Boulevard
    OR
    From the NB I-405 exit Westminster Avenue, turn left on Westminster Avenue and proceed west, turn right on  Seal Beach Boulevard

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