Crews are performing nighttime lane and full freeway closures on I-5 between Avenida Pico and Camino Capistrano and will continue until July 28, excluding the weekend. The closures will allow crews to remove outdated overhead signs that span the freeway and install new ones. All of the work will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
During the full freeway closures, motorists will use Camino Capistrano and N. El Camino Real/Pacific Coast Highway as detours. For specific detour information, visit the Detours section of the I-5 South County Improvements Project website here.
The $230 million project extends the carpool lane in each direction from San Juan Creek Road in San Juan Capistrano to Avenida Pico in San Clemente. The project also includes reconstructing the Avenida Pico interchange and widening Pico.
The overhead sign work is part of the project’s San Juan Creek Road to PCH Segment. The remaining work on this portion of the project includes realignment of the median barrier, landscaping installation and final striping. Elsewhere on the project, crews have nearly finished construction of the new bridge over Avenida Pico and the southbound ramps. Work is ongoing on the northbound ramps and the widening and realignment of Avenida Pico.
The project is in the home stretch, with an expected completion date of early 2018. For more information about the project or to sign up for construction alerts, visit here.